Simon has been photographing professionally for the past 25 years after graduating in photography from Bournemouth & Poole College of art and design in the United Kingdom With a Bachelors of Art Degree in Photography. “While being classically trained in a studio environment, "I’m highly experimental. I’ll often collide contemporary mediums and new technologies with traditional methods, thus creating extraordinary photographic techniques such as digital pinhole photography, or printing digital images with platinum palladium, an early 19th century print process and working with modified cameras”.
The results speak for themselves; his client list includes Unilever, P&G, Nokia, Heineken to name a few and his industry award list includes D&AD, The One Show, Communication Arts , Archive and recently published in One Eyeland awards, as one of the best photographers 2019.
“Having moved away from controlled studio environments, I mostly concentrate on shooting people and lifestyle work inspired by the times in which we live. I enjoy the freedom and the spontaneity that it presents”.
This can be seen within his imagery conveying empathy and a great sense of engagement with the viewer. With empathy on one side of his work, he also has a cheeky fun side to his photography creating visual parodies of life.
Shooting Internationally keeps Simon’s concepts and style fresh and in touch visually with today’s global living and lifestyle.
Film is a natural progression nurtured from still imagery and Simon embarked on documentary film making and corporate videos; being a qualified drone pilot presents himself with a multitude of disciplines to offer clients.
Simon along side his commercial work, shares his knowledge of photography and film with regular workshops providing creative enrichment programmes, teaching media content creation for underprivileged children working in conjunction with Non – Governmental organisations.
Besides that , he’s often been told he’s fun to work with.
Upcoming Dates hosted by Simon Taplin
Saturday the 23rd of October 2021
Manual Exposure Photography Class - Old Town Southampton. - 9.00am - 3
Learn to treat your camera as a friend not a stranger: this module equips you with an essential knowledge of the camera so that you can maximise its full potential in manual mode and moving forward to programme modes that can assist you.