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Steve Simon-Chaos That Perseveres

Interview by Larry Frolick for Raw View #8, a magazine on contemporary documentary photography.

You oppose two archetypes in this photo of the Democratic Convention. Rebel vs. Hero. The seem weary—are we getting tired of the old masculine roles?

SS. In the United States people are choosing sides, putting on the label and staying in the pen they’ve chosen. I noticed how similar the…Read On…

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Final Take: DNC Philadelphia 2016

 

When the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia ended last Thursday night, I breathed a sigh of relief. After all, over the course of two weeks shooting at the RNC and DNC, I shot well over 50,000 frames to come up with my final take. I’m not sure I would have made it had the convention been stretched to one more day. Even thought the main even is mostly at night, there are protes…Read On…

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Final Take: RNC Cleveland 2016

Well the convention is over and we all survived. There was worry that there would be more incidents then there were but happy to report that things stayed relatively civil and orderly.  I’ve edited a final take of the work but I can tell you that the editing process needs more time. I’ve been using the great combo of the Nikon D5 & D500, sticking with my fast lenses mostly–the 35 and…Read On…

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The Democratic National Convention – Day 4 -Thursday, July 28-2016

It’s finally over and I have a chance to edit and post the final day/night’s work. I didn’t shoot much today as I was waiting for the final balloons to drop. In conventions past, I would choose a bread and butter high position for the clear and dramatic view of the stage for the finale. But this time I was on the crowded floor since this coverage is for a book and I don’t absolutely n…Read On…

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