Simple Pleasures: Photographs for Those Who Feel Like a Fish Out of Water

“Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.” – Henry David Thoreau

Horst P. Horst, Lobster Salvador II (Dali Costume)
Horst P. Horst, Lobster Salvador II (Dali Costume), 1939, Silver Gelatin Photograph
Paulette Tavormina, Flowers and Fish IV, after G.V.S.
Paulette Tavormina, Flowers and Fish IV, after G.V.S., 2012, Archival Pigment Photograph
Ruth Orkin, Boys Fishing from Pier
Ruth Orkin, Boys Fishing from Pier, 1949, Silver Gelatin Photograph
Dimitris Yeros, Untitled, For a Definition of the Nude Series (Goldfishes)
Dimitris Yeros, Untitled, For a Definition of the Nude Series (Goldfishes), 2009, Archival Pigment Photograph
Bruce Mozert, Silver Springs Underwater (Music and Dancing with Fish)
Bruce Mozert, Silver Springs Underwater (Music and Dancing with Fish), c. 1940-1970, Silver Gelatin Photograph
Sandy Skoglund, Early Morning
Sandy Skoglund, Early Morning, 1981, Archival Pigment Photograph, 16 x 20 inches
Herb Ritts, Rachel with Shark, Hollywood
Herb Ritts, Rachel with Shark, Hollywood, 1989, Silver Gelatin Photograph
William Witt, Fishing Boats & Net Makers, French Riviera
William Witt, Fishing Boats & Net Makers, French Riviera, 1962, C-Type Color Photograph
Richard Davis, Cathy Crosby fishes with Bing, Baja, California
Richard Davis, Cathy Crosby fishes with Bing, Baja, California, c. 1960’s, Vintage Silver Gelatin Photograph
Thomas Kelly, Kayapo Fisherman I (Gorotire Kayapo Reserve, Brazilian Amazon)
Thomas Kelly, Kayapo Fisherman I (Gorotire Kayapo Reserve, Brazilian Amazon), 1990, Archival Lambda Color Photograph
Javier Silva-Meinel, Pirañas, Iquitos, Peru
Javier Silva-Meinel, Pirañas, Iquitos, Peru, 2004, Silver Gelatin Photograph
Cathleen Naundorf, My Little Darling, Dior, 2009
Cathleen Naundorf, My Little Darling, Dior, 2009, C-Type Color Photograph
William Witt, Untitled (People ashore watching boat)
William Witt, Untitled (People ashore watching boat), Cibachrome Photograph
Bill Brandt, Billingsgate Porter
Bill Brandt, Billingsgate Porter, 1934, Early Silver Gelatin Photograph

Simple Pleasures is an ongoing series curated by Holden Luntz Gallery, presenting a selection of our favorite pictures organized thematically.

We hope you find these photographs as a gentle reminder that there are always simple pleasures to be found.