This is my new updated photography portfolio.
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Being the son of an art teacher I was blessed with a darkroom in the basement of my childhood home. I would experiment with photography, stop-frame animation, super8 film and develop my own black and whites. Little did I know that I was learning some valuable skills – back then animating and bringing my Lego figures to life just seemed like fun, but then I started studying media and photography became a large part of my work, story-boarding film ideas, animating, etc.
Some people say photography is capturing death, freezing time with each still frame, but I’ve always liked to think of photography as painting with light – I find such beauty and wonder in photography. As a wise man once said, “life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” (Ferris Bueller) But photography gives you the ability to step outside your everyday life and show people how you see the world, as another wise man once said, “It is putting one’s head, one’s eye and one’s heart on the same axis.” (Henri Cartier-Bresson)
Simon was recently commissioned by The Passage; a UK based homeless charity, to photograph one of their charity workers as part of an exhibition in the SW1 Gallery in London. The exhibition, marking The Passage’s thirtieth birthday, has been hugely popular with more than 250 people turning up on the opening night!
His clients include, 85four, The Passage, La Porta Di Vertine, Kurt Geiger and Decanter Magazine, to name a few.