Jack Simon


I have worked as a psychiatrist for the last forty years in the San Francisco Bay area. I began taking pictures seven years ago with a digital point and shoot. The immediate feedback of the technology allowed me to experiment, make a lot of mistakes, and move closer and closer to the image I was after. Now I rarely go anywhere without my camera.

I was inspired by street photography which fit with my enjoyment of wandering urban environments. Although most of my work is taken in the public arena, any candid, spontaneous scene in my personal life might be included under my looser definition of street photography. I am most interested in finding complex, colorful images that transcend the documentary specifics of the moment and hopefully evoke stories in the minds of my viewers.

My work can be found in several street photography publications and in the homes of people I love. In 2011 a series of my photographs were shown at the International Format Festival in England. I was a co winner of the year long Street Photography Now Project.