Guest Photographer: Simon Kossoff


Los Alamos, NM:
Birthplace of the Atomic Bomb
by Simon Kossoff

We’re always pleased to have Simon Kossoff share his work with us on aamora! Simon is a photographer and teacher from England now living in Kansas City. He graduated from Brighton University with an honors degree in editorial photography in 99 and has worked on, but more often not in the field since.

His continuing search to orientate himself in America and its culture is documented in photographic works including ‘Running on Empty’ and ‘States of Grace’. These works can be seen at Get the Picture, the photo agency where he is a member and his on-going ‘psychic co-ordinate points’ are plotted at his blog ‘Altered States of Agoraphobia’. He also posts his unedited and on-going work at where he finds the on-line community there a continuous inspiration.

You will be well rewarded by exploring his work on his blog: Altered States of Agoraphobia and Get The Picture as well as on JPG Magazine.

9 thoughts on “Guest Photographer: Simon Kossoff”

  1. As you say, heavy with symbolism.. thought provoking and emotional at the same time. and, as Alexis says, outstanding!

  2. Thank you all for the kind comments and support. I found the Atomic history of Los Alamos a difficult this to shake whilst walking around, everything I saw felt heavy and full of symbolism. These images are my gathered psychic evidence. Thanks again X

  3. Simon, this is a brilliant series. These powerful images stirred up memories from my visit to Los Alamos 25 years ago. The chill I feel throughout my body remind me of the horrors of the past and the possibility of annihilation.

  4. Simon, you know how much I love your photos….provocative, strange, and always making the ordinary extraordinary – it finding the extraordinary in the ordinary??? Whatever, a wonderful series. Thank you! xo ~ M

  5. Fantastic post Simon. Your images have no explicit reference to the bomb, yet they convey the sense of dislocation that the potential for nuclear annihilation has brought into our world. And that’s to say nothing of their wonderful formal qualities. Outstanding, yet again.

  6. A fitting post for Bastille Day, so many years before the bomb but then they had Madame Guillotine… Love these photos and the ruminations they provoke, Simon.

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