Monday, October 31, 2011

Remains To Be Seen (at issuu)




My first photo-book Remains to be Seen is now sold out. For those interested in viewing the books layout and contents, but were unable to order a copy, it can now be viewed in full, here in issuu. Many thanks to everyone who bought a copy and showed their support for my work.

Remains to be Seen has also been featured at these websites/magazines:

La Pura Vida:
http://lpvmagazine.com/2011/10/simon-kossoff-remains-to-be-seen/#1
Landscape Stories:
http://www.landscapestories.net/issue-04/022-simon-kossoff?lang=en#1
Holy Ghost Zine:
http://www.holyghostzine.com/2011/10/simon-kossoff.html#more
Trend Hunter:
http://www.trendhunter.com/trends/simon-kossoff-remains-to-be-seen
Get the Picture:
http://getthepicture.fr/En/Photographes/Kossoff/RTBS.html

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Bass Pro & Cabelas (III)

Cabellas, KS







Bass Pro



Bass Pro



Cabelas





These photographs continue an occasional series which somehow documents my visits to the bizarre and baffling, always surprising, sometimes strange and often sad Bass Pro and Cabelas outdoor hunting and fishing superstores. To see more images from previous visits follow the links below.

Part One: http://simonkossoff.blogspot.com/2010/04/bass-pro-cabelas-i.html

Part Two: http://simonkossoff.blogspot.com/2010/04/bass-pro-cabelas-ii.html

Monday, October 17, 2011

Venustreet Book




I am proud to have one of my photographs published in Charalampos Kydonakis new photo-book venture ‘Venustreet’, which contains a wide collection of photography by some of the most interesting street photographers working today (in my opinion). It’s a fabulous and excellently edited book and well worth tracking down and ordering a copy. The images which make up this book were selected from his Flickr group of the same name.

Here is Charalampos’s introduction and description of his Flickr group which also gives a flavor of the book itelf:

"This group is dedicated to the beauty of women and all those who admire it. Its subject is the feminine beauty, also the interaction between women and man (or woman and woman, who knows?) and the interaction between woman and the photographer. All this through the eyes of the street photographer. Is it enough that a beautiful lady can create just by her presence in an image a beautiful photo of the street aesthetic? This group was made to try and answer this question. Our only matter is the photographer’s way of thinking and his/her guts to go close and to create street beauty from the beauty that one way or the other exists in reality. After the ‘click’ this beauty exists only in the unique moment caught by a photo and not in front of our eyes in real time."

Charalampos also hosts a wonderful and exciting blog which is well worth exploring.

The link below is to a recent feature he made about my own work:
Venustreet book can be previewed and ordered here at this link to Blurb.com
Charalampos is himself a wonderful photographer. His Flickr photo-stream can be found here:

Southwest Blvd, KC

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Overland Park, KS (Continued)


Overland Park, KS



Overland Park, KS



Overland Park, KS



Overland Park, KS



Overland Park, KS


Here are some recent images from my Overland Park project. The text below is taken from a previous post.

My on-going project about Overland Park, KS has been my photographic playground since I moved here a few years ago and it has been the source of great inspiration and also personal insight. Many of the photographs I have made here have found their way into several sub-projects and it was also the catalysis for my recently completed Remains to be Seen series. The "Over-Land Park" has become, for me, both a window and a mirror, where I have discovered as much about America as I have about myself and my photographic vision. It is where both place and self are slowly becoming one. The objective gravity of my original and sober statement about this city is dissolving. This is something which leaves me enlightened and confused equally, every time I leave my home (or not) to photograph it.

Original Artists Statement:

Overland Park 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’. As a photographer this news comes as an inspiration and something of a shock to me and I have decided to explore what it is that gives Overland Park this status.

Here's a link to the recent feature Urbanautica published about this series:

Please view previous posts to see more from this project.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Kansas City Zombie Walk For Hunger

Zombie


Zombie


Zombie


Zombie



On Saturday I had the pleasure of attending the Kansas City Zombie Walk. The Kansas City Zombie Walk for Hunger is in its forth year and has helped many people in the Kansas City Metropolitan Community who suffer from hunger or homelessness. I did not 'go zombie' myself, but I showed my support and made several photographs which they are more than welcome use to publicize their events.

These are some of the photographs I made that day. Eventually they will be edited then used as a kind of punctuation for a series I am working on with Pogo Books, a publisher and gallery based in Berlin, who have kindly invited me to make a book of my American pictures with them which is presently being slowly edited under the title 'Resident Alien'.

POGO BOOKS:

More images from Zombie Walks past can be found here at 'Get the Picture':