My interest in photography began when I would help my father develop and print his black and white photos in a darkroom set up in the spare room. The magic of watching an image slowly appear on a piece of paper has never left me, even if the smell of the chemicals and working in the dark no longer applies. I have been a photographer all my working life, from early days working as a freelance for The Daily Telegraph and Independent newspapers, to a self-assigned feature and travel photographer selling my work via international picture agencies. I now prefer to spend my time with friends and family in Scotland, and photographing the good things in life - weddings, landscapes, families.
Award Winning Photos
The Wedding Photojournalist Association proudly recognizes the accomplishments and creative excellence of Simon. The following awards have been earned by Simon from the WPJA. These achievements come with great merit considering the high level of competition that a member faces in the contests.
Smart to pay attention to the reflection in situations like these. Emphasizing the wet ground and focusing on the reflection is a refreshing way of reading the scene. Nice job.
Wow, a black cat at a wedding? Has to be one of the more interesting moments I’ve seen at a wedding and it’s perfectly framed in the center so the cat is silhouetted with the bride’s white dress behind it. Love the element of the groom’s expression as he looks back. The flowers to the right and left nicely frame the photo.
An image like this might not have as much meaning to some cultures, but for many, a black cat crossing your path is considered a sign of bad luck. This image was a tough contender for first place. I've judged photos at some of photojournalism's top contests - including this one and I've never seen a more forebodingly funny image from a wedding. Let's face it, getting married is scary enough, but when a black cat strolls past the frame, one has to wonder what comes next. The groom gives the cat a rather smirking smile. I know what he's thinking.. "Blame it all on the cat." At least in this case, the black cat brought better fortune to the photographer who captured a fun moment with excellent lighting and composition.
Here's a photo that rests in the confidence of a moment. Moments are the life blood of great photojournalism. They don't require a great deal of technical fuss other than abiding by the "laws" of basic photography. However, they do ask us to be sensitive and aware. They ask us to notice. Simply said, this image is a wonderful moment "noticed."
One of my very favorite photographs. What a terrific moment, excellent composition and use of light that together capture the ambiance of the place and a child’s perspective of the event.
A perfect moment. Much implied, but you dont have to show more than the reactions. This image simply grabs your attention, just as the woman in the bathrobe did to the two men in kilts. It holds your wonder and begs you to speculate as to the nature of the humorous exposure. Is she too wearing a kilt?
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