Simon Chaput

Born in France in 1952, Simon Chaput moved to New York City in the early 1980s where he quickly became immersed in the downtown art scene through his close friends Christo and Jeanne-Claude.
It was during that time that Simon met Isamu Noguchi who inspired him to return to his
childhood passion of photography and to travel to India and shoot the Jantar Mantar. These photographs would turn out to be influential to his entire body of work, he developed his unique, poetic and abstract style of light playing with the negative space.

As with all his work, he anchors the composition by giving as much importance to the negative space as he does the positive space.

From the beginning of his photography career to this day he continues to shoot with film and develops in his darkroom and prints on silver gelatin fiber base paper.