Simon is an experienced and multi-award-winning professional photographer specialising in editorial, documentary and cultural heritage photography for magazines and journals. He is based in North Yorkshire and works in the UK and internationally. Simon is a former KODAK Professional Photographer of the Year, a Fellow of the British Institute of Professional Photography, a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and a Fully Accredited Photographer with the Association of Photographers.
Simon has completed major projects for the National Trust, English Heritage, the Office of Public Works (Ireland), the National Museum of Ireland, the National Museum of Denmark, the Government of Vietnam and many others. His work has been published by Dorling Kindersley, Oxford University Press, Simon & Schuster, Penguin, Heineman and many others; in magazines including National Geographic, the Observer Magazine and the Sunday Times Magazine; and used by national broadcasters in the UK (BBC, ITV and C4), Ireland (RTE), Denmark (DR), Germany (ZDF) and many online media channels.
In 2017, Simon became the first British photographer to win the prestigious Longford International Art Portrait Award and in 2019 was named BIPP Professional Photographer of the Year. In the same year, he won Yorkshire Region Portrait Photographer of the Year.
Simon is Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and the Royal Geographical Society. He is a Trustee and President Elect of the Royal Photographic Society; he will serve as President from 2021 to 2023.