A thick layer of dust or rust is often found on the things I like to photograph. Items in museum display cases, thrift shops, forgotten store windows and old rail and shipyards are recurring themes. I purposely record decayed items “in situ”; in their undisturbed position. I utilize only existing light and alter the images minimally in processing to produce an image as close as possible to what exists in real life. Wear and scars reflect objects that have passed through many hands and have helped build a history, and I seek to preserve that patina.
Seth can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Seth Simon is a New York based photographer and sound composer. In his photographic practice, he uses vintage film cameras to achieve unique images that preserve a sense of history. His photographs have been exhibited at Southpaw Performance Space-NY, the Galapagos Art Space-NY, the Annenberg Center for Medical Education-PA and in print and on-line publications. His musical scores have appeared in projects shown at the Black Maria Film Festival, Cinesonika 3, The Noyes Museum and the Brooklyn Film Festival.