Featured: Simon Kossoff – A Teacher from Brighton, England Now Living in Kansas City


photographs© Simon Kossoff

When I stumble upon photographs like Simon’s I’m energized.  This is when the constant looking pays off.  He was teaching in Brighton and decided to come to the US, but instead of going to the magnets of NYC, SF or LA, he went to Kansas City. The photographs he produced might be what you’d expect, if they weren’t slightly different.  There’s a heavy dose of Americana contained within but he translates his impressions authentically, and with verve. He’s a photographer completely enamored with the landscape in front of his eyes.  After years of ignoring photography, middle America has fueled an obsession that we have the privilege of witnessing.

You can view more of Simon’s work on Flickr and through Get the picture agency.

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  • http://www.macdonaldsfeuds.co.uk Ross

    Simon’s usual high standard, the ordinary made extraordinary!

  • http://simonkossoff.blogspot.com/ Simon Kossoff

    Thank you all so much for the wonderful comments here x

  • Damien Lafargue

    The correct link on Get The Picture is:

    http://www.getthepicture.fr/English/Photographes/Kossoff/index_Kossoff.html

    Cheers,

    Damien

  • http://www.risenhoover.com Michael Risenhoover

    I love Simon’s work and will continue to be a huge fan!

  • Jim Hart

    One of my favorite photographers in the whole world — excellent feature!

  • Don Hudson

    I have much respect for the way Simon plays the game of photography.

  • http://www.paulrussell.info/ Paul Russell

    Great work.

  • http://drivethrumall.blogspot.com Natalie

    Absolutely mindblowing. That’s who I want to be when I grow up.

  • http://www.systermans.com alex cretey-systermans

    Excellent work I also discovered recently. And very nice edit.