Simon Griffee · Design · Photography · Writing · Illustration

What: nature

Bronx Botanical Garden, New York City, 2019

Sounder of Boars, Via Cassia, Rome, Italy, 2019

Pertinent: Ideas in the Sky.

Remembering Leonardo da Vinci 500 Years After His Death

A deluge drawing by Leonardo made on the end of his life.
A deluge, c.1517–18, by Leonardo da Vinci. Black chalk, pen and ink, wash. 16.2 × 20.3 cm (sheet of paper). RCIN 912380. Larger version at Wikimedia.

Taking a moment from current life flux to note that Leonardo da Vinci, a great human being, died 500 years ago on 1519 May 2nd.


Eucalyptus Tree, East Bay Area, California, 2007

Defend The Land

A native American facing the threat at Bears Ears.

Poster for Bears Ears dedicated to the Public Domain.

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Green Ferns, New York City, May 2016

Ferns in Inwood Hill Park in New York, taken in the spring of 2016 with a Leica M9 camera and Elmarit 28mm f/2.8 lens. This is a subtle photograph that one does not tire from. It is available for purchase as a 24 by 36 inch poster or iPhone case.

Fish School Near Isola del Giglio, Tyrrhenian Sea, Italy, July 2010

A version of this photograph is available for sale as a poster and on shirts, socks and iPhone cases on Teespring

Vicino a Monte Terminillo, Appenine Mountains, Italy, January 2014

Inwood, New York City, May 2016

Magdalena Baczewska Poster

Magdalena Baczewska poster. I photographed piano virtuoso Magdalena Baczewska for a poster for Columbia's Italian Academy, and leaves in Inwood Hill Park two days later. The idea to combine the two came while listening to Magdalena's performance of Bach's Goldberg Variations on harpsichord.

If you are in New York City on 18 November 2015 don’t miss her free concert at the Italian Academy.

Grasses, Nettles, Clouds, Bracciano, Italy, June 2008

Palm and Cypresses, Sevilla, Spain, March 2008

Forest in Afternoon, Bracciano, Italy, September 2007

Succulent Plant, Trevignano Romano, Italy, December 2007

Dry Nettle Flowers, Bracciano, Italy, June 2007