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In 1997 Jones began three large series of photographs entitled The Dining Room, The Sitting Room and The Garden. As the titles suggest, each series features a quintessentially English domestic setting. Jones worked with three teenage girls, near neighbours and close friends, photographing them repeatedly in closely related compositions that highlight the restless tension which, for many, characterises the experience of adolescence. Although the sitters frequently appear together, they rarely seem to interact, either with each other or their surroundings. Jones's compositions are carefully constructed using formal devices traditionally associated with painting, such as reflections and an underlying symmetry.

September 2004