Simon Griffee · Design · Photography · Writing · Illustration

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Via dei Fori Imperiali, Rome, Italy, 2012

Martin, Bruce and Nina, No Flash, New York City, 2019

Meeting Martin Parr together with my mentor, friend, and part-time boss, Bruce Gilden, was an emotional moment for me. They both remind me of different sides of my late father, Peter John Griffee. Martin lives where my father was born, Bristol, and his pictures of the beaches in England remind me of my trips there as a child. I met Bruce in a workshop shortly before my father’s passing in 2012, and I remember dad telling me, not long before he went: “I wish I could have met him.”

“No flash, Simon?”

Here you go, Martin!

Martin, Bruce and Nina, With Flash.

Near Cumberland, Maryland, 2019

Gangnam Style, Rome, Italy, April 2014

Foro Romano, Rome, Italy, December 2018

Campo De’ Fiore, Rome, Italy, December 2018

Via Formellese, Rome, Italy, November 2018

225th Street by Marble Hill Station, New York City, October 2018

Wind by Hudson River, New York, November 2017

5th Avenue, New York City, October 2017

Waldorf Astoria, New York City, December 2015

New York Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1, New York City, September 2018

West 34th Street at Herald Square, New York City, September 2015

Columbia Street, Brooklyn, New York City, August 2018

5th Avenue, New York City, September 2015