We couldn’t, and most of us wouldn’t say we are at the pinnacle of our lives.
Simon has chosen people for you to meet that he has encountered along the way during his career as a photographer. Many of them artists across varying disciplines.
A resulting characteristic of the Ripe Fruit series of books is that we get to meet someone in a particular and unique way, through a series of photographs of them in their home or studio. Simon captured them at a moment in time. Hence in a way, the viewer gets to meet this person.
Another resulting characteristic is that the person featured in ‘Ripe Fruit’ is celebrated. Celebrated while they are alive: “I really value and respect our wise elders. I didn’t have my Grandparents around long enough at an age I could really appreciate them. It has always felt important to me to value and make time for encounters with the very wise.”
Along the way, he will introduce various people in each of the Ripe Fruit books. Some well known, others not so well known. Most living, some not. One will be anonymous. In the first Ripe Fruit volume, there will be eight books. Artist Mary McIntyre will be the very first.
The Wallace Arts Trust is honoured to support Simon’s project.