Charles Jones


Little is known about the renowned gardener's photographic work. Charles Jones worked in the 1890s at private gardens in Ote Hall and Wivelsfield, Sussex, GB. Around 1895 he presumably began to photograph out of private interest but with professional standards, advertising himself as a garden photographer in the magazine Popular Gardening. By 1910 he had amassed a body of work with photos of fruits, plants, flowers, and vegetables. His compositions are reminiscent of still lives and studio photography. Jones’s photographs remained unknown until the author and collector Sean Sexton rediscovered them by chance in 1981.