My “Jantar Mantar” book by Nazraeli Press is now available.

I am proud to announce that my “Jantar Mantar” book with a beautiful short story by Salman Rushdie has been published by Nazraeli Press and is now available.

Working with Chris Pichler, publisher of Nazraeli Press, on the design, the choice of papers and inks to make this special book come to life was the most wonderful experience. I could not have dreamed of a more enjoyable collaboration.

The book was introduced mid December at the Noguchi Museum in New York. It was a magical evening and all who attended had the beautiful opportunity to explore this gem of a museum that was once Isamu Noguchi’s studio.

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The book is now available on the Nazraeli Press website:

Limited to 1,200 hand-numbered copies, Jantar Mantar is  beautifully printed in duotone on uncoated Japanese art paper and presented in a custom slipcase

http://www.nazraeli.com/complete-catalogue/simon-chaput-jantar-mantar

A special edition of 25 copies featuring an original gelatin silver print, numbered and signed, and presented with a signed copy of the book in a custom clamshell box.

http://www.nazraeli.com/complete-catalogue/simon-chaput-jantar-mantar-special-edition

Here are a few pages from the book:

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“Jantar Mantar” in Surface Magazine

Surface Magazine has featured my “Jantar Mantar” photographs in the gallery section of the October 2016 issue announcing the upcoming book by Nazraeli Press.

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A Tribute to the Twin Towers at the World Trade Center

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My latest work in Numéro Magazine.  

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Art Basel Miami Beach Magazine

Art Deco article in Miami Art Basel Magazine

 

Art Basel Miami Beach Magazine cover and contents

 

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Art Basel Miami Beach Magazine 2

 

Art Basel Miami Beach Magazine 3

 

Art Basel Miami Beach Magazine 4

 

You can see some of the following prints at the Howard Greenberg Gallery, Booth F03.

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My ongoing love for trees.

Back in 1970, as I enjoyed long walks in the french countryside around my home town, I started taking photographs of trees.

I have always loved and been fascinated by their whimsical designs sometimes created with a little help from man.

Here are just a few from over the years in this ongoing project.

1-countryside Trees-1970

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4-Paris Trees 7

2-Paris Trees 1-1996

3-Paris Trees 5

In memory of the Twin Towers.

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SURFACE magazine

The March issue of SURFACE magazine is featuring photographs I took of the soon to open El Blok hotel in Vieques, Puerto Rico.

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“Jantar Mantar”

I am excited to be back in the darkroom printing photographs of the “Jantar Mantars” in Jaipur and Dehli that I had taken in 1995 and 2001 and never printed.

Between 1727 and 1734, the Maharajah Jai Singh II of Jaipur constructed five astronomical observatories in west central India as he was particularly interested in learning about the sky above his head. These observatories or “Jantar Mantars”, incorporate multiple structures with striking combinations of geometric forms, each with a specialized function for astronomical measurement. The name is derived from Jantar (instrument) and Mantar (formula or calculation). The primary purpose of the observatory was to compile astronomical tables, and to predict the times and movements of the sun, moon and planets.

Here are the first photographs so you can discover these amazing structures.

Jantar Mantar 30 c

Jantar Mantar 6 c

Jantar Mantar 16 c

Jantar Mantar 9 c

Jantar Mantar 14 c

Jantar Mantar 5c
Jantar Mantar 1 c

Jantar Mantar 15 c

Jantar Mantar 24 c

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