An Englishman in New York

An Englishman in New York

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An Englishman in New York by Jason Bell

Over one hundred and twenty thousand British men and women live in New York City. Jason Bell, an Englishman himself living in New York, was inspired to look further— An Englishman in New York is the result.

The book features taxi drivers, cops, construction workers, divers, helicopter pilots, chefs, burlesque dancers, drug dealers, UN ambassadors, and even dog walkers. Jason was also struck by the significant influence that many Brits exercise on New York's cultural agenda, leading him to include amongst his subjects writer Zoë Heller, director Stephen Daldry, artists Cecily Brown and Bill Jacklin, director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art Thomas P. Campbell, historian Simon Schama, actress Kate Winslet, and the musician Sting. The book offers an extraordinary insight into the British subculture that forms an intrinsic part of everyday life in New York City.

"I went for a walk in Central Park with Sting, for a cup of tea on Kate Winslet's roof terrace, sat on Zoë Heller's stoop, and watched Stephen Daldry cycle down 8th Avenue. I was given a private tour of both the Metropolitan Museum and Barneys' shop windows. And amidst all the questions about why people had come here and what they had left behind, I learnt a little bit more about what it means to be English, what it means to be a New Yorker, and where the two intersect."—Jason Bell

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781904587972
Publisher: Lewis, Dewi Publishing
Publication date: 03/15/2011
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 11.30(w) x 13.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Jason Bell: Born in London, Jason Bell’s work regularly appears in the world's leading publications including Vanity Fair and Vogue (US & UK) and he has shot the film posters for Billy Elliot, About a Boy, Bridget Jones, Love Actually and Golden Compass amongst others. Critically acclaimed, he has been the recipient of several awards including a New York Photo Award, The Royal Photographic Society Terence Donovan Award and a US National Press Photographers Award. Many of his photographs have been acquired by the National Portrait Gallery for their permanent collection. Jason now lives in both London and New York. This is his fourth book.

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