Atlas Gallery is pleased to present a selection of black and white prints by British-based photographer Chris Simpson. The photographs, selected from his book, Carnet de Voyage, are works Simpson made during his years travelling the globe from 1987 to 2008. His images distil the visual essence of people and places in Australia, California, Mauritius, Cuba, Mali, England, Namibia, Madagascar, New Zealand, Argentina. With each photograph, the viewer is immersed in an exquisite landscape or comes face to face with the character of an individual in images of timeless freshness, grandeur and vitality.
The pared back quality of Simpson’s photographs is the hallmark of his work. The strong lines, high contrast, clean cut almost austere compositions lend his subject matter a gravity that addresses the power of the natural landscape. Simpson’s ability to create compositional tension within an image is technically brilliant, creating integration between subject matter and print.