I was first introduced to Stewart Simons’ work last year through Humble Arts. The image published by Humble came from Stewart’s project “Don’t Leave This World Without You,” consisting of 60 images shot across the country. Stewart began the project in 2003 when he returned to the U.S. after living and working in England for five years.
A lot had happened in those 5 years. When I returned America seemed different. What began as a literal attempt to document that difference eventually became snap shots of travels, snippets of moments, still lifes of places and things.
Since his return, Stewart’s work has appeared in W, The Fader, Another Magazine, Dazed and Confused, Rolling Stone and ESPN Magazine. Currently, Stewart is editing his commissioned project “Taxi 07.” He is also preparing for his next long-term project titled “The Hunters.”