Simon has been shooting diverse movies, high end TV drama and commercials around the world for 14 years. He prides himself on being versatile and passionate to create visuals that are story driven and emotionally motivated.
Raised in Devon he was a very keen photographer from a young age. During a course in Fine Arts he discovered his love for film-making and in 1997 graduated with a first-class Honours degree in Film & TV at Napier Film School in Scotland before winning a Scottish Bafta for his photography on the short film ‘Sex & Death’. He quickly moved into various pop promos before shooting his first feature film ‘The Last Great Wilderness' for acclaimed director David Mackenzie in 2002. He spent 10 years soaking up as much experience as possible shooting a number of diverse movie projects including 'Pusher’ before shooting ‘The Sweeney’ in 2012 which reached number 1 at the UK box office. In 2015 he was nominated for a BAFTA and RTS award for his photography on series 2 of the acclaimed BBC drama 'Peaky Blinders'.
Recent projects include the US movie 'American Hero’, ITV Studios adventure-bound take on ‘Jekyll & Hyde’ and feature films ‘The Girl With All The Gifts’ starring Glenn Close, Gemma Arterton and Paddy Considine and 'The Limehouse Golem’ written by Jane Goldman (X-Men, Kingsman, Kick Ass etc) starring Bill Nighy, Olivia Cooke, Eddie Marsan and Douglas Booth. He's just wrapped on Sullivan unit for series 4 of the hugely successful Emmy winning TV show 'Black Sails' in Cape Town for Starz.