Simon is an independent award winning documentary photographer & filmmaker specialising in character driven documentaries. Thematically related around human interest & social injustice, his work seeks to demonstrate & humanize potentially abstract & distant issues surrounding global inequity through the universal power of character & story.
Living and Working internationally since 2002 across South & North Asia, South-East Asia, Africa, Australia & North America, Simon has accumulated vast real world experience of international working conditions and practices, particularly in developing nations. Simon’s experience in the field is academically informed by a BSc (First Class Honours) in Social Science from the Open University and an MSc in Science, Technology & International Development from the University of Edinburgh which bring to his work a deep critical understanding of political and social thought, as well as development issues, practices and processes.
Props & Shops
2019 Published 'The Women' in Mare Magazine, December Issue
2019 Exhibition (Group) 'The Women' in The Garden Rooms at Tennants
2019 Guest Appearance BBC Radio Humberside
2019 Selected for Northern Docs, The Business of Documentaries Workshop
2019 Exhibition (Group) 'The Women' in The Mall Gallery, London
2019 Winner: Best Documentary Series in 'British Life Photography Awards' for 'The Women'
2018 Selected for 'The Doc Society Fellowship'
2018 'Lost' Selected for Sheff DocFest DocPlayer
2018 Commissioned to Film & Produce 'The Hidden Histories of The Humber Bridge'
2018 Published: Bad Company on Amazon Prime
2018 Published: Nepali Nintendo in PDN Magazine
2018 Exhibit: BLPA Awards Exhibit Tour
2018 Exhibit: BLPA Awards at The Royal Albert Hall, London
2017 Published: 'Sea Change' BLPA Awards Exhibition Catalogue
2017 Commended: British Life Photography Awards for 'Chris' (Portraiture)
2017 Commended: British Life Photography Awards for 'Mason' (Portraiture)
2017 Commended: British Life Photography Awards for 'Shannie' (Portraiture)
2017 Published Article: 'Can't You See' Petapixel Online
2017 Published Article: 'Can't You See' FStoppers Online
2017 Winner: PDN's Faces Portrait Photography Competition
2017 Guest Appearance: Around The Lens Podcast
2017 Exhibit: 'A Common Foe' Film & Photography in Hull Maritime Museum - Viewed by 65, 581 People (Hull Council Official Statistics)
2017 Published: Sea Change Portraiture in Big Issue North Uk
2017 Published: Nepali Nintendo in PDN Edu Blog
2017 Published: Bad Company in PDN's 'Emerging Photographer'
2017 Winner: PDN's Emerging Photographer
2017 Selected as 1 of 15 for Sheffield Doc Fest 'Future Producer' School
2017 Commissioned to Produce 'The Trip' Audio Documentary for Hull Heritage Learning & Hull City of Culture 2017 Exhibitions Programme
2016 Commissioned to Film & Produce 'A Common Foe' for Hull Museums & Hull City of Culture 2017 Exhibitions Programme.
2016 Published: Bad Company Reportage Featured in 'Black & White Photography' Magazine
2016 Guest Interview: Bombay Flying Club
2016 Winner: The Medecins Sans Frontieres 'Humanitarian Award' & €10,000 Film Grant
2016 Bad Company Official Selection 15 Short Film Festival
2016 Bad Company selected for 'Vimeo Staff Picks' Award
2016 Bad Company selected for Vimeo's 'Brilliant Brits' curated channel
2016 Bad Company selected for Sheffield Doc Fest 'Market Player'
2015 Winner 'The Bill Eppridge Memorial Award' selected by EAW, The Estate of Bill Eppridge & Nikon USA.
2015 Eddie Adams Workshop
2015 Transmission pour I'Image, Perpignan
2015 The Kalish Visual Editing Workshop
2014 Missouri Photo Workshop 66 'Scholarship Award'
2013 DuckRabbit London 'Digital Storytelling Workshop'
2012 International Centre of Photography New York 'The Poetic Witness'