“In the realm of the creative comes imagination, we would be empty without that ingenuity and vision”
Born and raised in southern England on the outskirts of a small village. Reading of distant lands influenced him to travel and when the opportunity arose he left the shores of home in 1984 to experience the cultures and peoples of the world.
In the many years of travel he has sailed the Caribbean, hitch hiked across America, been snowed in, in the Himalayas’ and been stranded on a desert island off Thailand, without food and water for 18 days…
Living in many different countries for periods of between six months and three years has allowed Simon a perspective that few have the opportunity to experience.
Whilst studying 19th Century European art at Szepmuveszeti, the fine art museum in Budapest Hungary, in 2006, he came to a realisation that led him to follow his true path and the decision to study at the National College of Photography in Pretoria, South Africa in 2007.
Simon explores the full spectrum of photography, creating and conceptualizing – but also capturing situations and circumstances as they happen. His primary passion is people – which he portrays in various genres including fashion and beauty, portraiture, documentary, travel and fine art.
He passed with a distinction and his work has since been acknowledged by winning over 20 awards in a variety of professional categories at the Fuji Film SA Awards and the Sony Profoto SA Awards amongst others.
Whilst residing in Cape Town Simon continues his travels across the continent of Africa living his passion for photography.