James Ravilious (22 August 1939 – 29 September 1999): Men setting up stooks, Chulmleigh, August 1989

James Ravilious August 1939 – 29 September Men setting up stooks, Chulmleigh, August 1989

"Village Fete" by James Ravilious

The Village Fête, quintessentially English [Possibly pre World War II, before the world changed forever] .

Jo Curzon and her Flock by James Ravilious

(Clock by Rima Staines) To go back to the Didier Graffet quote that started off my reflections on creative influence: "When I was younger and learning to paint, I was inspired by other artists'.

Another very evocative scene for me, this time by James Ravilious, another of my favorite photographers, but one I discovered when I moved to Britain.

Hedger’s lunch-break: Stephen Squire by James Ravilious © Beaford Arts

James Ravilious - photographer of rural life 1939 - 1999 Archie Parkhouse and Ivor Brock moving a sick ram, Dolton, Devon, England, 1976

James Ravilious - photographer of rural life 1939 - 1999 Archie Parkhouse and Ivor Brock moving a sick ram, Dolton, Devon, England, 1976

Jean Pickard leading her flock by James Ravilious © Beaford Arts

Beaford Archive documents north Devon's land and people as the Century moved towards its closing chapters. A unique collection of images of rural life in the and

Archie Parkhouse at the breakfast table, Millhams, Dolton, September 1976.  Photograph by James Ravilious © Beaford Arts

Archie Parkhouse at the breakfast table, Millhams, Dolton, September Photograph by James Ravilious © Beaford Arts

Photo by James Ravillious son of Eric

"Olive Bennett and her red Devon cows" photographed by James Ravilious

Fisherman painting his boat. Appledore, December 1975.  Photograph by James Ravilious © Beaford Arts

Fisherman painting his boat. Appledore, December Photograph by James Ravilious © Beaford Arts

Bill Hammond thatching a rick, Westacott, Riddlecombe, Devon, England, 1986 - James Ravilious

Image to be used in conjunction with James Ravillios: Rural Life exhibition 20 June - 6 September

"Archie Parkhouse in a wood near Dolton, Devon" by West Country photographer James Ravilious (1939-1999), via Terri Windling

"Archie Parkhouse in a wood near Dolton, Devon" by West Country photographer James Ravilious via Terri Windling

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