A double page spread about my book published by The Sheffield Telegraph last year.
View From The Hill contains around 130 black and white photos of Sheffield in 1969 and 1970. Just click on the image to go to publishers website.
This lady called Sue, bought my book and loved it.
It was said that “the past is a foreign country” – come with us, then, on a little trip to the foreign country that was Sheffield in the late 1960s. A time of mods and rockers, of hope for a brighter, more modern future: the realisation of Harold Wilsonʼs “white heat of the technological revolution.” Sheffield has never wallowed in nostalgia –
Mick’s work shines a light on a Sheffield that has been bulldozed from our history, honestly capturing the hard times and hardened people. His artistic eye enables him to bring out the warmth of those captured and tells the narrative of his mates, who are the subject of much of this work. A unique vision. – Pete McKee
The wonderful and talented photographer, Mick Jones – not The Clash or Foreigner fame – however better with a capture box than an axe, sent me his book today. I look through this and, yes, I’m back! I was 7/8 years old when these images were created, in 69/70. I can see three of my previous homes on these shots and that is so precious to me. Thank you, Mick, I will see you at the Crucible Theatre, we will be Standing at the Sky’s Edge, I will buy you a pint of Hendo's, stay safe. Excellent work I'm honoured!!! – Neil Kitson, Renowned Professional Photographer
Really enjoyed having all the pictures together in that format. Overwhelmingly nostalgic, not normally something I’m susceptible to. At some points, it felt like I must have been following you around at that time. The great thing that comes across is the intimacy and that you were observing from the inside rather than coming from the outside with a readily formed agenda. We’re conditioned into thinking that black and white photography imbues images with a certain grimness, but the main emotion I get from this is how optimistic it all felt, it was a time of renewal, anything was possible or so it seemed – five O levels and the world was yours. It’s an achievement, Mick, and deserves every success. – Michael Dolby, Artist/Illustrator.