Simon is an internationally recognised conceptual fine art photographer based in Wiltshire, England. An art lover with a thriving imagination from a young age, his interest in photography began in the summer of 1998 upon receiving a camera as a gift and many years of experimentation, practice, failure, success and constant learning followed. He keeps his passion for all things beautiful, dark and strange ever present in his work, creating surreal photographs that transport the viewer to strange new worlds. He uses digital compositing special effects techniques to create visuals that compliment his love of complex alternative realities. Simon utilises his imaginative storytelling skills and specialises in conceptual fine art photographs that are deeply connected to his emotional and personal journey.
His reasons for creating come from a rather unusual place. After the disappointment of finding that as an adult he was no longer able to remember his nightly dreams and after many years of frustration and resentment of the wild, magical and amazing adventures his friends would take inside their own heads, he began illustrating through his photographs what he wished his dreams would look like if he could see them.
Each photograph is presented as part of a series of six images that arc the journey of a specific dream in the making. Although Simon is rarely the physical model in his photographs, he is always the core subject of the story and considers all of his conceptual images to be self portraits. This rewarding and therapeutic creative outlet has brought with it many accolades and a great deal of recognition from the international photography community of which Simon is a passionate and active member. As an ambitious dreamer and an educator Simon loves to share his experiences with the world and invites all of you to travel along his creative journey with him through his Facebook, Twitter, blog and Youtube channel.
Limited edition prints of his work are available for purchase at exhibitions and online, signed and numbered with the edition in pencil in each lower corner of the mount by the artist.