"... regardless of whether people live in a democracy, a dictatorship, in socialism or capitalism – and regardless of which religion they exercise,
everything is traded and paid for with money.
This thought made me begin to look more closely at
world paper money and to photograph it.“
MAKRO MONEY brings things to light
that you do not notice in everyday contact with the banknotes.
Tiny details, exotic landscapes, political and historical events,
important personalities, kings and despots or colorful fish.
Through his unprecedented way of looking at banknotes
his work can take us on historical journeys to places which no longer exist,
show us magical juxtapositions in nature and culture
and highlight the multifaceted beauty of money.
MAKRO MONEY is a major project of The Jones Collection.
Banknotes are the central focus of this series created by artist Pete Jones. Employing a special technique to photograph the notes
he creates poetic images that refocus the viewer's attention
and reinterpret the meaning of money.