For my 18th birthday my Dad gave me a Chinon SLR with a 50mm lens which I carried everywhere with me. I began to get some freelance work with local papers and a news agency before taking the plunge in 1985 and gaining a place on the NCTJ Photojournalism course where I studied for the next year under the guidance of legendary tutor Paul Delmar and Eddie Bissell.
For several years I worked with a cameraman from the BBC Bristol Natural History Unit as a field assistant and photographer. Assignments as diverse as filming Sperm whales in the Azores, and eight months in the Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia making a film about the native Haida Indians.
Then went on to work for the Windsor, Ascot & Eton Express group of newspapers covering everything from cheque presentations, Royal rota jobs and a host of sporting events. Leaving the paper to undertake sailing trip to North Africa – and
Over the last 15 years I have been working as a photographer and writer providing editorial content, both photos and features for both national and international magazines, newspapers and PR companies. Clients have included Time Out guidebooks, Torbay Tourist board, RNLI, Archant and Future Publishing.
When not taking photos I can be found hill walking, surfing or out on my road bike.
Simon lives in South Devon but is happy to undertake commissions and assignments throughout the UK and worldwide.