Simon Griffee Design Photography Writing Illustration

August 2007

Flamenco Stage, Bracciano, Italy, August 2007

Published 2007 August 31

Sequoia Tree Detail, Sequoia National Park, California, US, July 2005

Published 2007 August 30

Seals, Monterey, California, US, July 2005

Published 2007 August 29

O-ugh! O-ugh!

Beach, Big Sur, California, US, July 2005

Published 2007 August 28

Flower #2, Big Sur, California, US, July 2005

Published 2007 August 28

Part of an upcoming series. Previously: Flower #1.

James Natchwey Speaking at TED

Published 2007 August 28

“Our political and military leaders were telling us one thing, and photographers were telling us another. I believed the photographers, and so did millions of other Americans.”

“One of the things I had to learn as a journalist was what to do with my anger. I had to use it, channel its energy, turn it into something that would clarify my vision instead of clouding it.”

“It was a story that wasn’t trying to sell anything. Journalism had provided a channel for people’s natural sense of generosity, and the readers responded.”

“I’ve been photographing in the Islamic world since 1981. Not only in the Middle East but also in Africa, Asia and Europe. At the time I was photographing in these different places I thought I was covering separate stories but on nine-eleven history crystallized, and I understood I’d actually been covering a single story for more than twenty years, and the attack on New York was its latest manifestation.”

James Natchwey (James Nachtwey: TED Prize wish: Share a vital story with the world.)

Kelp, Big Sur, California, US, July 2005

Published 2007 August 28

Kelp and Surf, Big Sur, California, US, July 2005

Published 2007 August 28

Kelp Pile, San Simeon, California, US, July 2005

Published 2007 August 28

Plants and Surf, Gorda, California, US, July 2005

Published 2007 August 26

View from the ‘unofficial’ campground.

Lonnie Campbell, Big Sur, California, US, July 2005

Published 2007 August 25

A traveler. I owe you a print, Lonnie!

Dead Tree, Navajo National Monument, Arizona, US, July 2005

Published 2007 August 24

Rio Grande, Near Taos, New Mexico, Us, July 2005

Published 2007 August 23

Near the place where I had a close call with some banditos.

At Sagra del Cinghiale #2, Bracciano, Italy, August 2007

Published 2007 August 22

Via del Corso, Rome, Italy, August 2007

Published 2007 August 22

Pet Shop, Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, US, July 2005

Published 2007 August 21

Dress your dog! Vacationing with your pet! The lives of the rich of Carmel-by-the-Sea.

Army Park, Wyoming, US, July 2006

Published 2007 August 19

Flower #1, Wyoming, US, July 2006

Published 2007 August 19

Part of an upcoming series.

Depth of Field Link Bonanza

Published 2007 August 18

Depth of Field Link Bonanza:

Descriptedlines.com

Published 2007 August 18

Descriptedlines.com : Fiction, reading notes and ephemera (Beautiful writing.).

In general I have always felt that we look at pictures too quickly, almost without pausing

Published 2007 August 18

“In general I have always felt that we look at pictures too quickly, almost without pausing. We pick up a picture give it a glance and pass on to the next one: just a simple visual impression without taking the time to absorb the detail contained in the picture; without placing value on the esthetic or trying to understand the photographer’s intention.”

Points of View by Josep M. Cortina (amicortina.com)

Intolerable Beauty - Portraits of American Mass Consumptions

Published 2007 August 18

Intolerable Beauty - Portraits of American Mass Consumptions.

James Nachtwey - War Photographer

Published 2007 August 18

James Nachtwey - War Photographer (A film by Christian Frei.).

Patrick Smith’s photographs

Published 2007 August 18

Patrick Smith’s photographs (PatrickSmith.fr) give me the sensation of there being far too many people on this planet.

Serial No. 3817131

Published 2007 August 18

Serial No. 3817131 (Rachel Papo.) by Rachel Papo.
World Press Photo of the Year 2006 by Spencer Platt.

The Decisive Moment Online

Published 2007 August 18

Probably one of the most important books on photography ever published, The Decisive Moment online.

TOP: Digital and its Discontents

Published 2007 August 18

TOP: Digital and its Discontents (The Online Photographer - Digital and its Discontents.).

William Eggleston: Monumental everyday scenes in color photographs

Published 2007 August 18

William Eggleston: Monumental everyday scenes in color photographs (EgglestonTrust.com).

Car and Clouds, Wyoming, US, July 2006

Published 2007 August 17

Highway #1, Wyoming, US, July 2006

Published 2007 August 17

Driving through the North American expanse. Part of an upcoming series.

Open Window in Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere, Rome, Italy, July 2007

Published 2007 August 15

At Sagra del Cinghiale, Bracciano, Italy, August 2007

Published 2007 August 14

A character at one of Bracciano’s Sagra del Cinghiale summer weekend festivals. A ‘sagra’ is an event celebrating a typical food or product of the area, such as wild boar (cinghiale), wine and olive oil.

Man with Sunglasses, Near Vigna di Valle, Italy, August 2007

Published 2007 August 14

At Vigna di Valle station, on the way to Rome on train line FR3.

Wall and Shadows, Rome, Italy, August 2007

Published 2007 August 13

In a small street in the Roman centro storico.

Pot, Wall and Watering Can, Bracciano, Italy, July 2007

Published 2007 August 11

And I’m back with an internet connection, and regular posting. There is also a new feature added to the site—search! Thank you for visiting!

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