Meet Simon Zachary Chetrit, a Brooklyn based photographer, who is dominating the photography and art scenes all over the globe. Mr. Chetrit is a freelance documentary, portrait and editorial photographer, who’s work has appeared in numerous publications such as The Man Repeller blog, UrbanInk, and StyledOn.com, among others. Having just completed the photojournalism program at the International Center of Photography in 2013, he has since went on to continue pursuing both freelance, editorial, and personal works.
Simon has been dominating the photography scenes of New York, Los Angeles, Japan, Korea, Europe, and Morocco. Simon’s photography covers a wide range of genres, including editorials, fashion, fitness, glamour, hair/makeup, lifestyle, pinup, sports, and even underwater. Born and raised in New York, Simon was exposed and influenced by the city’s culture and energy, which reflects in all of his photos and this is just the beginning of the young photographer’s journey. Simon is an upstanding person who has traveled the world far and wide and has thankfully brought along his camera for us to see. His unique approach to art and film is a pleasure to look at or watch and this is due to the fact that Simon’s works are usually constructed by an impressive abundance of layers and depth in anything that he uploads or publishes. Simon attended New York Institute of Technology for computer graphics, along with studying video game design at The New School. He then got offered a job at ICP – International Center of Photography as well working for the artistic Vandelay Industries.
His deep love for the arts and especially photography grew from when he was just in grade school in New York—he felt a need to capture the world around him and the oversized professional camera was the perfect vehicle for him to do just that. The incredibly skilled photographer has turned his passion for taking pictures into a true art form due to his obsession with detail and precision. His photo shoots are nothing but sheer genius with his choice of subjects and capturing their true essence in his photos and videos. Simon goes the extra mile to get the right look for his shoots, including even going as far as applying makeup on most of his subjects.
The contemporary art world is vibrant and booming like never before and it’s a twenty-first-century phenomenon, a global industry in its own right. Contemporary artists seek the power to astonish, challenge and surprise: Simon Zachary Chetrit’s photographs and videos achieve all of these things. He showcases artwork and photography that the public may not ordinarily have access to outside of a large urban environment within a welcoming, creative, and inspirational platform. He is as much a skilled professional as a truly unforgettable and capable human being. Simon is a true artist of not only photography and film but also in fashion, design, style, documenting and artistic interpretation. As time goes on Mr. Chetrit will continue to delve deeper into the world of photography and film by utilizing a wide range of mediums and taking an intimate approach to art direction and design. I for one am looking forward to seeing what Simon accomplishes next!