Simon is an award-winning professional editorial photographer living in Nidderdale, North Yorkshire. He specialises in event, documentary, 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 and winner of the prestigious Longford International Art Portrait Award.
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.
Simon has also worked directly with over 350 museums, galleries, historic sites, attractions and cultural events in over 50 countries, including major projects for the National Trust, English Heritage, the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Office of Public Works (Ireland), the National Museum of Denmark, the National Museum of Ireland, the Government of Vietnam, and many others.
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, and is a Fellow, Trustee and President Elect of the Royal Photographic Society. Simon will serve as President of the Royal Photographic Society from 2021 to 2023.