Simon is an award-winning professional editorial photographer living in Nidderdale, North Yorkshire. He works in a range of genres including event, documentary, geographical, heritage and portrait photography for books, magazines, newspapers and exhibitions. He is a former KODAK Professional Photographer of the Year, BIPP Professional Photographer of the Year, the first British winner of the Longford International Art Portrait Award and in 2021 was elected President of the Royal Photographic Society (RPS).
His publication credits include National Geographic Magazine, The Observer Magazine and The Sunday Times Magazine, almost all UK national newspapers and numerous books from publishers that include Dorling Kindersley, Oxford University Press, Simon & Schuster, Penguin and Heineman. Simon's work has been used by national broadcasters in the UK and Europe, and on many online media channels.
A graduate of Blackpool College of Art (HND), the University for the Creative Arts (BA) and Central Saint Martin’s School of Art (MA), Simon is a Member of the Association of Photographers (one of the most prestigious professional photographers associations in the world), a Member of the British Press Photographers' Association, an Invited Fellow of the Master Photographers Association and of the British Institute of Professional Photographers. Simon gained his Fellowship (FRPS) of the Royal Photographic Society in 1991 and, on becoming President and Chair of Trustees of the RPS in 2021, he was awarded an Honorary Fellowship (HonFRPS).