Eyeshot Collection #13: Simon Kossoff’s
“Altered States of Agoraphobia”

Altered States of Agoraphobia” is the first book of the British photographer Simon Kossoff, with a foreword by Blake Andrews. 123 psychogeography photographs immerse us in the author’s half-truth and half-fiction all over the USA.

The book “Altered States of Agoraphobia” autographed by Simon Kossoff will be available for a maximum of 3 releases:

  • 1st Drop (120 White Editions, 30 Black Editions, 3 exclusive postcards): ready to ship in a few weeks, by the end of May.
  • 2nd Drop (150 White Editions): coming soon.
  • 3rd Drop (150 White Editions): coming soon.
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Exclusive Gift
3 limited edition postcards

Only the first 150 orders will receive 3 limited edition postcards signed by Simon Kossoff.

The best Street Photography experience you can have delivered directly to your doorstep.

01 Fine Art Frame Kossoff 1
Black Edition © Simon Kossoff
Product Details – Black edition
Limited Edition Print 1/30

The White and Black Editions differ in one thing and one thing only.

Each Black Edition contains one unique Fine Art Photograph (30×21 cm – printed on Hahnemühle FineArt paper with pigment inks and tested for longevity) that has never been printed for sale before. Available through the purchasing of this book only.

Eyeshot aims to keep every publication limited-edition and there are only 30 Black Editions available.

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© Simon Kossoff
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The Photographer
Simon Kossoff

Simon Kossoff is a British photographer now living in Arkansas, USA. His passion for photography began in school using a Polaroid camera which set about a lifelong enquiry into his own perception. Kossoff spent extended time living in Norway, Spain, and Thailand. He has worked as an English teacher, Emergency Medical Technician, and a Security Guard. Kossoff has published his work in numerous fringe and largely independent editions and he has exhibited his work in the UK, France, and the United States where he moved in 2008.

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The monograph
“Altered States of Agoraphobia”

Since his arrival in the US, Kossoff has circled the country in his car numerous times, camping in the wilds and falling in love with the vast spaces between the cities and the people who live there. Traveling alone, with his camera and notebooks, he has spent much of his time, here, there, and mostly in the middle of nowhere. His work takes us on a psycho-geographical road trip, filled with the anxiety of the agoraphobic.

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© Simon Kossoff
In details
The photographic journey

In over two decades of changing times, countries, jobs, loves, and losses, photography has been Kossoff’s only constant and his camera has performed in the role of quiet instructor in the practice of paying attention. Travelling through difficult and uncertain times, his photographs connect the search for personal orientation, between the dreams or ideas of a place and his actual experience of it in reality. It is a journey that explores the destination.

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The photographer’s vision
“I like to flatten everything out in a photograph, like on an even plane like a comic graphic in that way. It may inform my use of flash and how I seem to compose. I am embracing it and it knows what it wants to do and I trust it. I have found myself sequencing pictures this way too.”
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© Simon Kossoff
Eyeshot is the first independent publisher working exclusively with street and documentary photographers from all around the world.

We are headquartered in Italy, with a community sharing the same passion from over 120 countries on 5 continents.

We curate limited edition books and magazines. Made by street photographers, for street photographers.

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