Simon Griffee Design Photography Writing Illustration

April 2015

Columbus Circle, New York City, April 2015

Published 2015 April 30

Spring.

42nd Street and 6th Avenue, New York City, April 2015

Published 2015 April 29

Thoughts of Ophelia.

Manhattan Avenue, New York City, April 2015

Published 2015 April 27

Cap, cane, jacket, backpack, sunglasses and LED lights: A well-prepared veteran.

145th Street Station, New York City, April 2015

Published 2015 April 25

He reminded me of the blues.

Alison During Road Trip to Marin County, California, May 2006

Published 2015 April 24

Here’s your free digital print :)

Ko Lanta, Andaman Sea, March 2010

Published 2015 April 24

Ryan and Kim react to some bullshit I articulated.

42nd Street, New York City, March 2015

Published 2015 April 23

Furtive suit type.

Washington Square Park, New York City, March 2015

Published 2015 April 22

C’mon guys, chaaaaarge!

42nd Street, New York City, April 2015

Published 2015 April 21

More girls.

Mãe Voltando a Roma, Fiumicino, Italy, June 2010

Published 2015 April 21

My mother Odila — a very strong woman. Much, much stronger than I or anyone else I know! Mom gave me my first ‘serious’ camera in 1997, a manual Canon single lens reflex with which I learned the technical side of photography.

I’ve been learning the more difficult side — where to stand, where to point the camera and what’s in my heart — ever since! Cameras have taught me more about people, the world around me and myself than most anything, though it is best when combined with books, music and whatever you love.

Thank you, mom!

With Will at Grand Central, New York City, April 2015

Published 2015 April 21

Meeting an old friend after 10 years. Photograph by Amy.

Times Square, New York City, April 2015

Published 2015 April 21

Girls.

5th Avenue, New York City, April 2015

Published 2015 April 19

Camera slinger showdown at high noon.

Broadway, New York City, April 2015

Published 2015 April 19

Friends exit an eating establishment.

Central Park, New York City, April 2015

Published 2015 April 16

This frame reminded me of Lord of The Flies.

5th Avenue, New York City, April 2015

Published 2015 April 15

Pinstripe suit type.

Beto in Argiano, Tuscany, Italy, March 2009

Published 2015 April 14

Que você ultrapasse os tempos e os ventos, meu irmão! Te amo!

Fortitude, New York Public Library, New York City, January 2015

Published 2015 April 13

The lion guarding the north side of the library is called Fortitude.

Visiting the library? Don’t miss Public Eye: 175 Years of Sharing Photography, which has so much iconic work on display that I feel nervous being there and often just hide, and William Meyers’ whimsical, lovely photographs from the Outer Boroughs.

Per Volquartz in Joshua Tree, California, January 2007

Published 2015 April 13

In January 2007 I attended a photography workshop with Per Volquartz and a mix of photographers in Joshua Tree National Park in California. Per was a master photographer and printer and a kind, joyful person.

When I searched for his website recently I was saddened to learn he passed away in 2011, so I went back to these pictures I took during those days and nights on the high desert.

These are for Per.

Times Square, New York City, April 2015

Published 2015 April 11

Close, but distant.

Broadway & West 32nd Street, New York City, April 2015

Published 2015 April 10

Jiddu Krishnamurti:

I WONDER IF we have ever asked ourselves what education means. Why do we go to school, why do we learn various subjects, why do we pass examinations and compete with each other for better grades? What does this so-called education mean, and what is it all about? This is really a very important question, not only for the students, but also for the parents, for the teachers, and for everyone who loves this earth. Why do we go through the struggle to be educated? Is it merely in order to pass some examinations and get a job? Or is it the function of education to prepare us while we are young to understand the whole process of life? Having a job and earning one’s livelihood is necessary but is that all? Are we being educated only for that? Surely, life is not merely a job, an occupation; life is something extraordinarily wide and profound, it is a great mystery, a vast realm in which we function as human beings. If we merely prepare ourselves to earn a livelihood, we shall miss the whole point of life; and to understand life is much more important than merely to prepare for examinations and become very proficient in mathematics, physics, or what you will.

Central Park South, New York City, April 2015

Published 2015 April 9

Daydreamers welcome.

Columbus Avenue, New York City, April 2015

Published 2015 April 8

The wind came suddenly in the morning and continued through the afternoon.

Central Park South, New York City, April 2015

Published 2015 April 7

Ran into an exodus from Central Park.

Washington Square Park, New York City, April 2015

Published 2015 April 6

Boy outside. Spring is coming.

With My Dad, Trevignano, Italy, February 2008

Published 2015 April 6

Photograph by my mom, Odila Griffee.

I miss you, dad.

Geoff Dyer, Nikil Saval and Jenny Davidson at Strand Books, New York City, March 2015

Published 2015 April 5

One of my favorite contemporary writers, Geoff Dyer, in a Strand Books panel discussion with Nikil Saval and Jenny Davidson surrounding society’s impact on literature through Raymond Williams’ interviews in a new edition of Politics and Letters which includes an updated introduction by Dyer.

Dyer signed my copy of his book about photography, The Ongoing Moment that I warmly recommend along with his book about life on an aircraft carrier, Another Great Day at Sea: Life Aboard the USS George HW Bush, which includes pictures by Chris Steele-Perkins.

5th Avenue, New York City, March 2015

Published 2015 April 4

She reminded me of Tori Amos in her youth.

Fifth Avenue at 33th Street, New York City, March 2015

Published 2015 April 3

A customer departs a popular New York City eating establishment.

Self-Portrait at Times Square, New York City, February 2015

Published 2015 April 2

With Gino at Google, New York City, April 2015

Published 2015 April 2

Thanks for the tour, Gino!

Sheridan Square & West 4th Street, New York City, March 2015

Published 2015 April 1

Cyclists in New York City often have their athleticism on display.

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