Simon first picked up a camera in 2006 when his son, Rogan was born and he wanted to document the formative years.
As an MSA (Motorsport South Africa) and RAASA (Recreation Aviation Administration South Africa) accredited photographer, most weekends would find him at a racetrack shooting motorsport, at an airshow, or anywhere the action provided a good photographic opportunity.
Apart from the energy of motorsport photography, Simon enjoys photographing fire-fighting and search and rescue teams in action, a world he is very familiar with.
As a medic and a radio ham, Simon has been involved in Search and Rescue for as long as he can remember: in his youth as a volunteer at Benoni Fire Department, and for the last decade or so, as a volunteer with the Off Road Rescue Unit, and a member of the Rescue South Africa International Disaster Response Team.
In 2011, when the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake resulted in a devastating Tsunami which claimed the lives of almost 20 000 people, Simon was part of the Rescue SA team which flew in to assist, and in 2013 when Super Typhoon Yolanda devastated the Philippines, he again joined the team which responded. During his involvement in these missions, he used his camera to capture the human spirit which endured through the devastation.
Since re-locating to Cape Town in 2017, Simon has been an active crew member at NSRI Station 10 in Simonstown. "I have so many opportunities to capture the dedicated sea rescue crews in action on the water during training excercises. And light through sea spray is so beautiful to capture..."
His work has appeared in several publications, including Fire and Rescue International Magazine, SuperbikeSA Magazine, Pilots Post Online Magazine and various newspapers.
A highlight of his photographic journey was being asked to present his work at the popular Canon Roadshows throughout South Africa in 2015.
"I guess the theme that threads through my photography is that of spontaneity. For me, the thrill is the challenge of capturing fleeting, candid 'moments' that tell a story and elicit an emotional response."