Larry Simon takes his inspiration from seemingly everyday objects, surfaces and scenes that are transformed into painterly short stories when given the chance. He often works with a blend of soft and sharp focus to create a composed narrative shrouded in a sense of the unknown: the Inner World that resides in our subconscious, a place where we cannot fill in all the blanks.

Larry blends his instincts for street photography with his love of abstraction to tell compelling, often solitudinous tales through the lenses of his rangefinder camera, without zoom or tripod, and free of filters or post manipulation. He is self-taught. A constant roamer, Larry Simon is based in Chicago.

Influences: Gerhard Richter, Saul Leiter, Haruki Murakami, Alfred Brendel


‘The Illusion of Order’ Group Show, Franco-Moragrega Contemporary Art, San Diego, July-Sept 2017

‘Portraits of People I Will Never Know’ Solo Show, Glenview IL Public Library, March-May 2017

‘Good Bokeh’ International Photography Juried Exhibition, Ventura CA, Feb-April 2017

‘The Journey’ Group Show, Morean Arts Center, St Petersburg, Winter 2017

‘Composed’ Group Show, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury VT, February 2017

‘Views from the Accademia Bridge, Venice,’ Alinea Restaurant, Chicago, 2014-2016

‘Made in Japan’ Solo Show, Anderson Japanese Garden, Rockford, IL, 2014

In private collections Tokyo, Sapporo, Berlin, Frankfurt, Zurich, Montreal, Chicago, Santa Fe, Seattle, Denver, San Diego

To purchase prints | tel +1 847 951 5521

In the words of the esteemed photographer Gianni Berengo Gardin:

Vere Fotografie - non corretta, modificata o inventata al computer.
True photographs - not corrected, modified or made up by computer.

All photographs on this site © Larry Simon 2017. All rights reserved. For usage rights inquire HERE.