Simon, is a nationally acclaimed photographer, photojournalist,
author, music historian, and instructor who has turned his unique
collection of enthusiasms into a highly entertaining and insightful
career of articles, books, cd's, fine art prints, and calendars.
Over the course of his nearly 40 year career he has covered
an eclectic range of subjects documenting everything from the
spirit of the free love and protest-filled 1960' and the greatest
names in rock 'n' roll, reggae and pop music to the scenic beauty
of his beloved Martha's Vineyard, the action of major league
baseball, and stunning portraits of people from the everyday
to the most celebrated personalities of our time.
In 2007, Peter's latest book, "Reggae Scrapbook" was
published by Palace Press and has received rave reviews and
excellent sales. In 2008, Peter, with his wife Ronni, fulfilled
a decade long dream and opened up his own gallery. The Simon
Gallery is now located right on Main Street in Vineyard
Haven. The gallery offers an "in person" look at many
of the products that are offered on his web site.
Peter Simon's work has been in many newspapers and magazines
throughout the years, including Time, Newsweek, People, Village
Voice, Atlantic Monthly, Cape Cod Life, Boston Magazine, New
York Magazine, The New York Times, and Rolling Stone. A
resident of Martha's Vineyard since 1973, he has been a contributing
photographer for the Vineyard Gazette for twelve years, and
the Martha's Vineyard Times since 1984. In 1980, he published
On the Vineyard (Doubleday), which was the start of a
series including On the Vineyard II (Simon Press, 1990),
and On the Vineyard III (Simon Press, 2000). In addition,
among the other 9 books Peter Simon has published are Decent
Exposures (Wingbow Press, 1973), Carly Simon Complete
(Knopf, 1975), Reggae Bloodlines ((Doubleday, 1976),
Playing in the Band (St. Martin's Press, 1983) and The
New York Mets: 25 Years of Baseball Magic (Henry Holt, 1987).
In 2001 Little Brown published a comprehensive retrospective
of his life work as a handsome coffee table book, I and Eye.
His photographs have appeared at various island galleries over
the years, including On the Vineyard gallery, The Field Gallery,
The Old Sculpin Gallery, and off-island, he has had one-man
shows at The Nikon House and Niekrug Gallery in
New York, and theKiva Gallery in Boston.
Peter Simon is now taking
bookings for lectures at colleges, corporations, and various