The Golden Gate Bridge is considered by many to be the world’s most photogenic bridge. Opening in 1937, the Bridge connects the San Francisco Peninsula to Marin County, and spans the San Francisco Bay to the Pacific Ocean. Dramatic land-sea temperature variations are constantly generating fog banks that enshroud the massive structure. One moment the graceful Art Deco towers are in crisp contrast and an hour later they are faint silhouettes.

Photographer Phillip Jones has returned numerous times to this vantage point and has never encountered quite the same scene. Here, the fog had dampened the roar of traffic overhead and created a mysterious hush that is captured in this photograph. Jones used a Mamiya medium-format camera with Ilford fine-grained film and made this print in his darkroom.


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Phillip Jones was born in the Washington D.C., area. His father was an Academy Award-winning filmmaker and his mother operated the Foundry Gallery in Dupont Circle. In high school he won a Sears Foundation scholarship and studied with Gene Davis, the Washington Color-School artist, each Saturday for a year. He then studied at the Corcoran School of Art, Antioch College, and Cooper Union.

In 1973 Jones moved to New York and worked in commercial television. His short film “Secrets” won numerous awards and was exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Hirshhorn Museum. In 1979 he became a freelance artist, working both in scenic design for opera and in medical illustration. He also exhibited paintings in several New York galleries. His work is in numerous collections including the deCordova Museum, the Boston Athenaeum, the Boston Public Library, Pfizer, Fidelity Investments, Putnam Investments, Accenture, Banana Republic, Levi Strauss, Raytheon, Goldman Sachs, and the Four Seasons Hotel.

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Golden Gate Dusk, 2017
Selenium-toned gelatin silver print
Work: 18 x 18 in (45.72 x 45.72 cm)
Frame: 20 x 20 x 2 in (50.8 x 50.8 x 5.08 cm)
4 of 45
Courtesy of artist and Anzenberger Gallery, Vienna, Austria
Signed label with title, medium, and edition number on mount verso

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Phillip Jones
Golden Gate Dusk
  • Dimensions
    18 x 18 in (45.72 x 45.72 cm)