Simon Griffee Design Photography Writing Illustration

January 2014

Piazza Venezia, Rome, Italy, January 2014

Published 2014 January 30

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Monte Terminillo, Apennine Mountains, Italy, January 2014

Published 2014 January 29

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Piazza del Campidoglio, Rome, Italy, November 2013

Published 2014 January 27

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Circo Massimo, Rome, Italy, January 2014

Published 2014 January 26

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Piazza del Colosseo, Rome, Italy, November 2012

Published 2014 January 23

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Piazza del Colosseo, Rome, September 2013

Published 2014 January 22

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Policlinico Militare Parking Area, Piazza Celimontana, Rome, Italy, July 2010

Published 2014 January 22

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Piazza Venezia, Rome, Italy, June 2013

Published 2014 January 21

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Via di San Gregorio, Rome, Italy, April 2013

Published 2014 January 20

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Via di Sant’Andrea delle Fratte, Rome, Italy, January 2014

Published 2014 January 16

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Wedding Party, Malta, October 2010

Published 2014 January 14

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Lago di Bracciano, Bracciano, Italy, June 2008

Published 2014 January 13

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Via del Corso, Rome, Italy, December 2013

Published 2014 January 13

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Wren Road, London, England, March 2013

Published 2014 January 12

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Rice Farmers Between Saigon and Hội An, Vietnam, April 2010

Published 2014 January 11

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Via del Corso, Rome, Italy, September 2013

Published 2014 January 10

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Via Germanico, Rome, Italy, July 2011

Published 2014 January 8

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Letter to Fujifilm on X100S Viewfinder

Published 2014 January 7

Hello,

Can you please consider adding an option to turn off the center square (focus square) in the X100S optical viewfinder in a future firmware update?

The optical viewfinder is good, but the center square is distracting. Please see the Leica M3 viewfinder for a good example.

Thank you,
Simon

Scala dell’Arcicapitolina, Rome, Italy, January 2014

Published 2014 January 7

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Viale Aventino, Rome, Italy, January 2014

Published 2014 January 6

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Gemme dell’Impressionismo Exhibition at Ara Pacis, Rome, Italy, January 2014

Published 2014 January 5

With Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s Ritratto di Carmen Gaudin, 1885, olio su tavola. Collezione Ailsa Mellon Bruce, 1970.17.85. More information about the exhibition.

Jeu de Balle, Brussels, Belgium, December 2013

Published 2014 January 4

http://getcloser.magnumphotos.com/ continues showing the first photos from the campaign instead of new ones. No matter! More Brussels. \getcloser100 Day 75.

Jeu de Balle, Brussels, Belgium, December 2013

Published 2014 January 3

http://getcloser.magnumphotos.com/ is still glitching showing the first photos from the campaign instead of new ones, so here’s one from Brussels until they sort things out.

Photo Project Breaks Barriers in Morocco

Published 2014 January 3

Nicolai Hartvig:

bq.. MARRAKESH — On a recent morning here at the new Marrakesh Museum of Photography and Visual Art, several women in colorful niqabs strode up to see images of themselves on a wall of 78 portraits taken by the American photographer Susan Meiselas. Some laughed and took pictures of each other with the art. Others hugged the photographer, who was present. And one woman, upon finding her sister’s portrait, protested that the picture should be removed.

The portraits are part of a project conceived by the Magnum cooperative and the museum — a three-month-old institution whose permanent building is scheduled to open in 2016 — in a country where photography is viewed with suspicion.

The MMPVA has set up inside the historic El Badi Palace, in a space granted rent-free for five years by the Moroccan minister of culture, Mohamed Sbihi, on the simple condition that it keeps mounting exhibitions.

Continue reading at the New York Times »

Personal Best of 2013, Rome

Published 2014 January 2

Art smiled as I saw Van Gogh on the streets, discovered Sixto Rodriguez’s music, felt The Wall (Pink Floyd.), read Asimov’s The Last Question and continue reading E.H. Gombrich’s The Story of Art as well as Richard Kalvar’s Earthlings, bought during a week in Paris. Best film watched in 2013: Wim Wenders’ Wings of Desire.

Astronomical Events, two of them: The Chelyabinsk meteor and learning how Erastothenes measured the circumference of the earth over two thousand years ago through Carl Sagan’s Cosmos series (Video.).

People like Edward Snowden, Laura Poitras and Glenn Greenwald who are making our world better by shining a light on its dark places. (Sorry, Pope Francis — if only you had dissolved one more organized religion)

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About one year ago in the second minute of 1 January 2013 in Campo de’ Fiori, Rome (not my best photograph of 2013).

In 2014: Read more fiction, stay curious, do real work, and don’t forget life is once, forever.

HNY! —S

Via dei Santissimi Quattro, Rome, Italy, July 2012

Published 2014 January 2

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IPPC Logotype Redesign

Original logotype:

International Plant Protection Convention original logotype.

Redrawn logotype:

International Plant Protection Convention logotype redrawing.

Redesigned logotype:

International Plant Protection Convention logotype redesign.

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