stills by john simone
featured in ramon fernandez's
award-winning feature documentary
glory daze: the life and times of michael alig

Watch it on Netflix



Rudolf Piper
(impresario of 1980’s New York clubs Danceteria and Tunnel
and publisher of Project X Magazine):


“[Simone] managed to portray an era capturing exactly the energy, the craziness and the creativity
that made it unique! In the future, this NY that existed in the eighties will be seen on the same level
as Paris in the twenties, Berlin during the Weimar Republic and Shanghai in the thirties -
and [Simone’s] photos will bear witness to that!”


DailyXtra.com
(June 2014):


"The photographer once dubbed NYC’s “paparazzo from hell” [had] two photo retrospectives happening in Toronto
during WorldPride 2014. The shows featured New York club-culture icons from 1987 to 1990, including RuPaul,
Leigh Bowery, Quentin Crisp, James St James, Divine and, of course, “Party Monster” Michael Alig.

John Simone — who from 1995 to 2005 was the writer of Xtra’s Xposed column, under the nom de plume Johnny
Paparazzo — left Toronto for New York in 1987 and started working for Club 10-18 (The Roxy), Details magazine
(including their influential nightlife column by Stephen Saban), Spy Magazine and The Village Voice. The magic
really started happening when Alig appointed Simone chief photographer for Project X magazine."


Press about John Simone's 2014 WorldPride Toronto Exhibitions:

University of Toronto Magazine: Party Out of Bounds
Artist profile article on advocate.com
Michael Musto writes about John Simone's photos
Sissydude writes about John Simone's photos in Xtra Magazine

jetsetjohnny.ca features
John Simone`s exotic-destination travel photography


Simone spent 5 years traveling
to over 80 countries as Senior Photographer
and Photography Teacher on Princess Cruises


These are the first thirty-six cities posted - with more to follow

A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Beijing, China
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Bergen, Norway
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Cape Town, South Africa
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Casablanca, Morocco
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Dakar, Senegal
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Dalian, China
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Chan May, Vietnam
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Funchal, Madeira Islands
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Ganvie, Benin
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Honfleur, France
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Hong Kong, China
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Hue, Vietnam
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Keelung, Taiwan
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Ko Samui, Thailand
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Kristiansand, Norway
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Lantau Island, Hong Kong, China
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Lisbon, Portugal
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Lome, Togo
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Maui, Hawaii
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Mindelo, Cape Verde
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Mumbai, India
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Muscat, Oman
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Nanortalik, Greenland
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Oahu, Hawaii
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Okinawa, Japan
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Saigon, Vietnam
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on St. Pierre et Miquelon, France
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Seoul, South Korea
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Seville, Spain
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Singapore
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Tenerife, Canary Islands
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Tetouan, Morocco
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Thorshvn, Faroe Islands
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Yangon, Myanmar

Quick links to all of John Simone's Design and Photography sites: