Black and White is beautiful. Photographer, John Simmons proves that with his new exhibit “A Life In Black and White,” opening on April 12, 2018 at the Perfect Exposure Gallery in Los Angeles.
A familiar figure on film and TV sets, Simmons is a well-known cinematographer with 2 Emmy Awards under his belt. Though he has been around since the early sixties, he has kept his many powerful still images under wraps.
In “A Life In Black and White,” Simmons pays tribute to ordinary people living ordinary lives–living in anonymity, till they are immortalized through this photographer’s inquisitive yet unobtrusive lens. Simmons manages to capture insignificant moments that on closer examination have so much to say.
Photographers “can’t help but put a frame around the world we see,” Simmons explains. “We are continually composing and all my pictures tell a story. Each one has its own spirit and soul. I have an affinity for people and whatever they share with me the moment I press the shutter becomes a testament to their lives.”
This rare glimpse in the monochrome world of John Simmons opens with a reception on April 12, 2018 and runs through May 25, 2018 at The Perfect Exposure Gallery, 1125 Crenshaw Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90019.
Photos by: John Simmons