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Silver SIMPHOR
       
photo ©Silver Simphor 2009photo ©Silver Simphor 2009
THE smile
photo ©Silver Simphor 2009photo ©Silver Simphor 2009
girl with a flower
photo ©Silver Simphor 2009photo ©Silver Simphor 2009
young girl with a hat
photo ©Silver Simphor 2009photo ©Silver Simphor 2009
the observer
THE smile
girl with a flower
young girl with a hat
the observer
       
 

 

Silver SIMPHOR

Photographs

e-mail: silversimphorphotographer@gmail.com

cell: + 336 22 67 07 70

 

"AROUND JIM"
a photo show by Silver Simphor

 

photo ©Silver Simphor 2009photo ©Silver Simphor 2009
Silver Simphor, photographer
   
Silver Simphor

Silver is a free lance photographer, living and working in Paris.
He started his career as a fashion photographer.
He now focuses on portraits in black and white (writers, painters, filmmakers, actors, musicians as well as personal assignments), reporting (in Paris, Venice, Spain, Senegal, Cuba, India, Central Europe), various thematic series.

The story behind this exhibition : "A few weeks ago, I was in the Paris Metro when my mobile rang. It was Jim Haynes " Hi Silver, are you free next Monday evening, I have a job for you? ". I said yes and called back a short while later to know exactly what type of photos he was looking for. Jim explained that a film promoting After Eight chocolates was to be shot at his house on the occasion of one of his famous Sunday night dinners. My only job was to be present, well-dressed, eat, drink and chat around with the other guests : it is the first time in my life that I was offered such a job !!!
The shoot took place in an apartment redecorated with most of Jim's furniture and several personal belongings. I did what I had been asked to do, playing my part as an extra. As I was carrying a small camera with me, I started taking some photos intended for my personal records, taking small portraits of the attendees. After all, I am a photographer…
As I was concentrating on the crew and the technical aspects of the shoot, Jim asked me to make a report of the event in order to have a memory of the whole.
This is how the story started and how this exhibition took shape… "

 

Silver's other exhibitions include :

  • " Scènes de rue " (Street scenes), Paris American Center, 1989 (group show)
  • " Portraits d'artistes ", Galerie Castelnou, Paris, 1994
  • " Histoire d'eau " (Water story), Ateliers d'Artistes de Paris 6ème, 1996
  • " Terres d'ici et d'ailleurs " (Lands of here and elsewhere "), Venours-Rouillé, France, 1997-1998 (large formats
    of works by the two sculptors Ousmane Sow and Charles Symonds)
  • " Terres d'ici et d'ailleurs " (Lands of here and elsewhere ), Galerie AB, Angoulême, France
  • " Venice ", Paris, 2003 (group show - as a guest photographer of japanese photographers' group Gekko n°4)
  • " Photographies de Paris ", Atelier de la Main d'Or, Paris, November-December 2004
  • " Filmmakers' portraits ", Calcutta International Film Festival, India, November 2005
  • " Photographies de Paris ", Galerie Simon Bénichou, Paris, March 2007

 

 

all photos ©Silver Simphor 2009
 

     
            
     
 
 

 

 

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