A Virtual Gallery featuring some of Peter's favorite photographs spanning his 50 year career.
The Vineyard Calendar 2017
We are pleased to announce the publication of Peter's new calendar. He has picked a slightly heavier paper stock to further enhance his monthly imagery. Most of the photographs were taken within the last year, and a few in the last month! Please include any personalizations you would like under the heading "special instructions" on the shopping cart page. Have a sweet 2017 and beyond!
Note: Shipping costs are greatly reduced by ordering multiples. Should you wish for any personalized inscriptions, indicate this in the "special instructions" box on the Shopping Cart page.
"MARTHA'S VINEYARD - To Everything There Is A Season" – UPDATE!
The waiting is the hardest part! We initially expected this ultimate coffee table book about our treasured Isle in time for Christmas. Alas, there was a paper shortage in Hong Kong regarding the exact weight and texture that Peter chose to make this book extra special. So rather than choose a lighter weight, more run-of-the-mill paper stock instead in order to rush the book out, he decided to wait and do the book justice. Thus, "Martha's Vineyard - To Everything There Is a Season" is expected in early Spring instead. Since the book, which is divided into the four seasons, begins with Spring, it's a happy coincidence. We will send out notices once they arrive via the slow boat from China to Vineyard shores. But in the meantime, you can get a sense of the layout and scope of the book by scrolling through various "spreads" that are displayed by clicking here. Thanks your your continued patience!
THEN & NOW
Peter was present with a nearly lifelong companion; his camera, at the recent political uprising at Boston Common. It was an exhilarating experience that rekindled many of the memories and emotions he experienced in the late 60's while photographing countless anti - war demonstrations while a student at BU. A photojournalist at heart, Peter's was pounding away when he saw the scope and passion of the participants.
He wishes to share these two galleries, both then and now, for you to browse through and compare.
THEN (the late 60's)
NOW (January 2017)
Peter will relaunch his five day workshops this summer!
After a four year hiatus from conducting his five day photography workshop intensives, Peter will relaunch these special "experiences" for his enthusiastic followers and students this summer. Class size is limited to twelve, and Peter offers very personal instruction, field trips, and portfolio reviews throughout. He covers a wide range of subjects (such as lighting, composition, angles, posing, exposure settings, use of lenses, and how to capture the illusive "decisive moment") in his informal, quirky style - while encouraging bonding between his students and shared observations and imagery. The five day workshop (one in mid July, and the other the weekend after Labor Day) consists of about 8 hours of time each day between field trips, lectures, and classroom work.
scroll down to the "workshops" category on the testimonials page
Please enjoy the gallery below to get a good idea of what fun and creativity is had by all!
Recent Media Appearances
Celebrating the Grateful Dead's 50th Anniversary
Peter has been an avid follower and chronicler of his The Grateful Dead since 1969. He has recently unearthed many "new" photographs here to join a pre-existing gallery of iconic ones. Some of these photos will be showcased in the upcoming Martin Scorsese movie, Time, Life and Newsweek. Peter also recently uncovered a timeless and exclusive 60 minute interview he once conducted with Jerry in 1974, played over MVY radio in August. The Vineyard Gazette released an article, "Jerry Garcia Interview Sounds as Timely Today as It Did Forty Years Ago", which discusses how Peter uncovered this rare gem.
Marley: Up Close
One of Peter favorite artists, legends and prophets is Bob Marley. As his prominence only seems to grow as the decades go by (our president visited his museum in Jamaica recently), Peter is proud to share many of the intimate shots he took of the icon from 1976 through 1980.
Carly & James
Peter has recently expanded his collection on the Simon/Taylor family. Amassed since childhood, many of these shots are here to for unpublished and unseen. Some may be used in his sister's soon-to-be published autobiography
Through The Lens
This two-DVD set is packed with over 300 images and behind-the-scenes anecdotes. Fourteen chapters (each of which can be viewed separately) follow a "Forest Gump-esque" timeline of Peter's career.
The Simon Gallery will be opening May 1st for the season
If you are on Island, please stop by our gallery at 54 Main Street in Vineyard Haven. We have been opened since 2008, and it has become a main shopping point for everything Simon....photographs, books, DVDs, calendars, posters and Ronni's incredible jewelry and wall sculptures. It's also the only place that Peter can personalize your products. One (or both) of us are usually there to answer questions and schmooze! Our phone number is 508-560-1358 for additional inquires.