The "Through The Lens - Celebrating 50 Years of Personalized Photojournalism" DVD has been a dream project of mine for a long time. I have been shooting photographs from the early sixties. When I realized I was coming upon the 50th anniversary of my photographic career, I knew it was finally time to make this a reality.
While still in high school I was a photographer for my local newspaper, The Riverdale Press in the Bronx. During this period of time I photographed two of our fallen heros.
The causes, celebrities, and defining moments of the baby boomer generation have all been chronicled through my lens. I have been fortunate enough to turn my passions into my life's work. As a rock and roll photojournalist, working for various record companies and magazines such as Rolling Stone, I had the opportunity to shoot and meet the great musicians of our era.
As a life-long Deadhead, it was a once in a lifetime experience to tour with the Grateful Dead and publish a book about them, Playing In The Band.
During the course of my career I have photographed and published over twelve books, including three on Reggae and Jamaican culture.
The DVD also showcases my other passions -- communal living, nude beaches, The New York Mets, the Spirtual Path and last, but clearly not least -- living on the beautiful Island of Martha's Vineyard. I have published a series of three On The Vineyard books, an annual Vineyard Calendar for the past 26 years and have worked for both local newspapers.
The "Through The Lens" DVD will be 3 hours of telling you the intimate stories behind the photographs, as well as various tips for enabling you to capture your images in a more satisfying way. There are twelve chapters to explore at your own pace, including College Daze, Decent Exposures, Playing with the Bands, Following the Path, So Many Roads and On The Vineyard.
This kickstarter campaign is to raise money for the many people who have contributed their time and have not been paid, as well as the cost of graphic design, production, distribution and promotion.
I hope you will check out the rewards and feel comfortable pledging what you can. For example, a $25 pledge will give you a personally signed DVD - by pre-buying you will be saving the sales tax and shipping charge. The photographs are also at a reduced price -- so, if you ever wanted to own an original Peter Simon Photograph, now is the time to pledge!
To view these photographs, you can go to my website, https://www.petersimon.com/cgi-bin/store/imageFolio.cgi
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