Simon Griffee Design Photography Writing Illustration

October 2013

Near Piccola Farnesina, Rome, Italy, July 2010

Published 2013 October 30

\getcloser100 Day 9. Day 10 is here.

Via di San Gregorio, Rome, Italy, October 2012

Published 2013 October 29

\getcloser100 Day 8.

Ben Saunder’s Expedition to the South Pole is Underway!

Published 2013 October 28

Follow it here, and here’s their first blog post from Antarctica. I’m sponsoring Mile 890.

Puente de Triana, Seville, Spain, April 2011

Published 2013 October 28

\getcloser100 Day 7.

Cupola at the Vatican, Rome, Italy, April 2012

Published 2013 October 27

\getcloser100 Day 6.

Piazza Giuseppe Gioacchino Belli, Rome, Italy, July 2012

Published 2013 October 26

\getcloser100 Day 5.

Besouro, Bracciano, Italy, October 2008

Published 2013 October 25

\getcloser100 Day 4.

Five Days in Paris, Paris, France, May 2013

Published 2013 October 24

Photographs from five days in Paris back in May 2013. About time I update my stories section. More to come.

Via della Conciliazione, Rome, Italy, May 2011

Published 2013 October 24

\getcloser100 Day 3.

Apolinářská, Prague, Czech Republic, December 2012

Published 2013 October 23

\getcloser100 Day 2.

Get Closer

Published 2013 October 22

Robert Capa by Ruth Orkin, 1952.

For the 100 days between October 22nd — Robert Capa’s (Friedmann Endre) 100th birthday — and the opening of [Capa in Color](http://www.icp.org/museum/exhibitions/capa-color) at the International Center of Photography in January, Magnum Photos and the ICP are asking photographers everywhere to [GET CLOSER](http://getcloser.magnumphotos.com/).

Okay. I will do my best to respond every day for the next 100 days (\getcloser100). Day 1 is this one.

Listen to Robert’s voice at the International Center of Photography.


Via di Campo Marzio, Rome, Italy, September 2013

Published 2013 October 22

Piazza di Trevi, Rome, Italy, October 2013

Published 2013 October 21

Piazza Venezia, Rome, Italy, October 2013

Published 2013 October 20

Robert Capa in Italia 1943–1944, Museo di Roma, Rome, Italy, October 2013

Published 2013 October 20

The Wind

Published 2013 October 19

I saw you toss the kites on high And blow the birds about the sky; And all around I heard you pass, Like ladies’ skirts across the grass —
    O wind, a-blowing all day long,
    O wind, that sings so loud a song!

I saw the different things you did, But always you yourself you hid. I felt you push, I heard you call, I could not see yourself at all —
    O wind, a-blowing all day long,
    O wind, that sings so loud a song!

O you that are so strong and cold, O blower, are you young or old? Are you a beast of field and tree, Or just a stronger child than me?
    O wind, a-blowing all day long,
    O wind, that sings so loud a song!

Robert Lous Stevenson, A Child’s Garden of Verses

Piazza Navona, Rome, Italy, September 2013

Published 2013 October 18

Piazza del Colosseo, Rome, Italy, September 2013

Published 2013 October 17

Piazza Venezia, Rome, Italy, September 2013

Published 2013 October 16

Via Santa Maria del Pianto, Rome, Italy, October 2013

Published 2013 October 14

Via del Corso, Rome, Italy, October 2013

Published 2013 October 12

Via dei Fori Imperiali, Rome, Italy, October 2013

Published 2013 October 10

Piazza di Trevi, Rome, Italy, October 2013

Published 2013 October 8

Via dei Fori Imperiali, Rome, Italy, October 2013

Published 2013 October 8

Parco di Villa Pamphili, Rome, Italy, September 2013

Published 2013 October 6

Piazza del Colosseo, Rome, Italy, September 2013

Published 2013 October 2

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