Simon is an award-winning editorial photographer based in North Yorkshire. He works in a range of genres including event, documentary, geographical, heritage and editorial 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, 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 in 2021 (to September 2023), he was awarded an Honorary Fellowship (HonFRPS).