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UNTITLED is a compilation of unplanned and unposed images taken in recent years.
I am always on the hunt for that moment of mystery, surprise or humor in my everyday life. Lately I have sought images that hint to a larger story, like a publicity still from some forgotten movie. These fragments of fictional stories are taken from the real world in an odd coupling of my unconscious, my intentions, and chance.

When titles for individual photos are requested,  I usually  label them "untitled."  I do not want words to effect  the viewers'  responses to what they see.  My goal is to stimulate imagined stories rather than documenting the real world


About the Author

Jack Simon
jacksimon Los Altos Hills, California
I’ve worked as a psychiatrist for the past forty years. Several years ago I became fascinated by the possibilities of photography, taught myself, and now rarely go anywhere without a camera. My main direction has been candid photography shot in public spaces. I have had my images published in several street photography books. A series of my photographs and my book UNTITLED were exhibited at the Format Festival in England. I've been in group shows in London, Cardiff, New Orleans, and Los Angeles and have been the winner of two international street photography competitions. I am a member of the street photography collective Burn My Eye.

Publish Date  February 04, 2011

Dimensions  Standard Landscape  72 pgs Premium Paper, lustre finish

Category  Arts & Photography

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Comments (4)


klbw says

Great collection of photos, I really enjoyed the preview. Some great observations, some great (deserved!) luck too ;) I especially loved how you played with reflections and multiple plans... Well done!

posted at 02:57am Oct 20 PST


gregorykadel says

Great work jack! The street scenes were captured with amazing precision.
These candid shots exhibit the quality of a controlled studio environment!
I ordered the book and hope that you are planning a sequel.

posted at 09:18am Mar 02 PST


che-burashka says

Wonderful book, full of visual surreal energy, mystery and enigma.. Sometimes sad, sometimes funny, but always a storyteller.

Street photography is too narrow definition for this - it is visual magical realism.

Really the case when the images are coming from the word "imaginative". Cannot recommend more!

posted at 09:08am Feb 11 PST


thomasschorr says

I‘m always looking for good books, especially street photography, but haven‘t bought a lot recently, because there is always some good work, but often too many pictures I can‘t connect to, so for me not enough to buy a book. Like a CD were you like just two songs. But this book is extraordinary. I would buy it directly - if I would n‘t own it already - and have a great day, a great week and will have a great month studying it.
So much better to see the photographs on paper, visual differently than just on the screen. While opening page for page I saw details I had n‘t seen before. Like photodocs said - there is one fav after the other. And that over seventy times.vebys

posted at 10:15am Feb 10 PST

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