Thursday, October 14, 2010

Overland Park project featured at Urbanautica


Overland Park, KS



Overland Park, KS



Overland Park, KS



Overland Park, KS



Overland Park, KS (Best Buy)


Urbanautica is a research platform centered on photography and the human landscape. A navigation by sight, a trip around the ideas, people and what makes them part of nature and the world. Established through a website with the aim of promoting a critical reflection on the planet Earth, the site has already received significant recognition among photographers, magazines, blogs and websites from all over the world.

SIMON KOSSOFF: “OVERLAND PARK

Overland Park, Kansas, has been consistently ranked in the top 10 best cities to live in the United States, by CNN/Money magazine. Additionally, the city was ranked one of the ‘best places to raise your kids’ and also ranked 3rd for ‘America’s 10 best places to grow up’.

"For some time we have observed with curiosity the patient work of Simon Kossoff. We like it because it is a determined slap in the face of reality or perhaps it is best to call it personality. Without melancholy, Kossoff creates with a lyrical precision that has become more refined over time, a mature vision with a narrative tension that is also soaked with poetic ambition. A subjectivity that is made up of silent traces isolated through intuition. The human landscape that he approaches through photography consists of colorful individualities and a macrorealism that pierces our sensibilities. Using razor-sharp details that scrape the surface of the banal. Kossoff makes skilled incisions into reality, finding essential spaces, briefly shooting, embedding the image with what feeds his own story. A fluent and fast paced vision, relentlessly alternating between a sob that first exposes your feelings and then defines them. What we see in this work on Overland Park is the intention of the photographer becoming stronger and gaining weight around curious, occasional and fragmented shots. Kossoff’s speech is never casual, it is a discontinuous process yet well-disciplined and that rarely stalls. Kossoff does not make fleeting statements but questions the viewer instantly and insistently. It is easy to be caught by surprise, a little unprepared, but that’s part of the game, the dialogue that expands the perception and reveals new possibilities."

This article with the images can be found here at Urbanautica’s website.

http://www.urbanautica.com/post/1312841707/kossoff-overlandkansas?ref=nf

Many thanks to the Editor Steve Bisson

6 comments:

  1. Fabulous Simon, I too congratulate you!!!!!!

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  2. An excellent description of you and your work. Congrats, Simon.

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  3. Thank you Jeff, for all the kind words and support you've shown for this project - the twin of your 'friendly city' :-)

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  4. Excellent. I live in Overland Park, and appreciate seeing it through your photos.

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  5. Thank you Grant, as you live in OP we should meet for a coffee. I don't know any photographers from here and would like to pick your brain.

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