I SEE WHAT YOU SEE: PHOTOS THROUGH THE EYES OF THE LENS – Vincent Simmons
December 12, 2019 – January 31, 2020
Opening: Thursday, Dec 12, 8-10pm
In this exhibition, photographer Vincent Simmons explores what we observe in the essence of the moment captured in a reflection. I SEE WHAT YOU SEE will be on view from December 11th through January 31st. In his own words:
“In capturing New Orleans events I always take an opportunity to observe the reactions of people enjoying what our city has to offer. While scanning the crowd, I’m also looking for that one shot that captures the moment. It’s my own way of seeing the reflection of my perspective through someone else’s eyes. Because of the pace of events, my introductions are very brief, many times I get the shot without ever communicating with the subject.”
The opening reception features a meet & greet with Vincent, dessert, and live jazz music.
Simon Burke will perform selections from throughout the history of jazz, from New Orleans standards and the music of Louis Armstrong to American songbook standards. Burke began playing professionally in the UK in the mid 90’s, before relocating to Louisiana.
Vincent Simmons interest in photography started at very young age. Born and raised in a city with so much physical and spiritual diversity allowed Vincent to become better with his craft and appreciate New Orleans more. “Whether shooting wildlife, portraiture, special events or documenting, photography allows me to share and express my passion with the pictures I make. I was raised never to take anything for granted. So when something visually peeks my interest, I know the moment is mine to capture because it can vanish at any given time.”
Image: Vincent Simmons – Second Line Sunday