Simon Griffee · Design · Photography · Writing · Illustration

What: bicycle


Prehistoric cave paintings at Lascaux. I like play that slowly builds tension and then releases it with intensity and consequences. Maps. Sounds of nature. Long distances. The passage of time. Night and day cycles. Changing light. Clouds. Weather. Wind, foliage, animals, dust, fog, rain, lightning storms. A simple way to experience play is fiction. Games, books, music and films that tell us, a species of storytellers, stories, and help bring us closer, for art is a medium for creativity, a multiplier, which improves everything else needed for life.


Broadway Near Times Square, New York City, September 2015

Amsterdam, Netherlands, November 2009

8th Avenue and Jane Street, New York City, June 2016

Fighter Pilot’s Road Survival Guide #
A fighter pilot’s advice on road safety to cyclists and drivers. From the comments in the HN discussion : Tldr: if a vehicle is on a collision course with you, it will always be in the same position of your field of view, so there may not be enough apparent motion to draw your attention. To combat this, slow down a bit as you approach intersections to generate relative motion between yourself and anyone on a collision course with you. …continue

Washington Square West, New York City, June 2016

Prince Street and Broadway, New York City, September 2015

Riverfront Trail, Hudson River, Beacon, New York, March 2016

42nd Street and 5th Avenue, New York City, October 2015

Central Park South, New York City, April 2015

Daydreamers welcome.

Central Park South, New York City, April 2015

Ran into an exodus from Central Park.

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

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

Piazza del Colosseo, Rome, Italy, July 2014

Via di San Gregorio, Rome, Italy, May 2014

Via Germanico, Rome, Italy, July 2011

\getcloser100 Day 79. The campaign is working again — great!