This week’s Monday Photo Pick is Jack Simon, a member of the Burn My Eye collective (which marks a first for the Monday Photo Picks). In case you’ve missed the last couple of months worth of posts. Monday Photo Pick is a weekly challenge to share a photo of a master that you like with an explanation why. This could be a short tweet or a long blog post, we’re not strict. Finally, we share them with the hashtag #MondayPhotoPick on Twitter and anywhere else you like.
About Jack Simon
Jack Simon is a psychiatrist for San Fransisco who became interested in Street photography. He shoots colourful digital photos and seems to focus more on the arrangement of everyday people and their surroundings, especially juxtapositions, patterns and curious moments.
My Monday Photo Pick
I choose this picture because I thought it stood out from the rest of the images. The clever use of the shadow against the church shows the Christ figure looming over the church. It’s an interesting religious image that stands in contrast to the rest of his “stranger days” series which include images of people. I love the menacing light in the cloud as well.
The mood is very evocative and emotive which is what I like the most about this image.