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Kind Words


LauraJDraycon said...

I had the pleasure of meeting Simon at one of those dodgy PP social things. We had been chatting about a shoot on PP so as we had actually met each other finally it seemed silly not to do a shoot. He travelled to mine, and brought biccy's.  He had asked if I fancied trying some no make up images, scary or what! ...But yes, i said i would be brave and shoot without my face on for the first time. He was wonderful, really easy going, super fun to shoot with and the time absolutely flew by. We tried a getting ready set, from no make up to a finished style. I had a brilliant morning shooting with Simon, only wish we had bit longer to keep capturing great images, highly recommended LJD x


Chatterley said...

So am back from shooting with the lovely Simon (or Spooks as I like to call him) on the beach this morning. He was fun to work with, managing to deal with my lack of sight and inability to stay awake admirably! He knew what he wanted to shoot and we found some beautiful light to me to emote on rocks in, before an outfit change and doing wench in the sea. Spooks is enormously good company, his pre comms (when not affected by Cornish black spots!) are spot on and am really looking forward to see the images we created - they may well convince me that getting up at stupid o'clock is entirely worth it! Very happy to recommend working with him. Thanks for a great shoot Simon, really enjoyed working with you - would be fab to do so again sometime! Chatterley x


Lola Day said...

I had an awesome shoot with Simon yesterday. We decided we were both crazy enough to brave Richmond in the early hours of the morning to catch the beautiful light of dawn. Pre communications were excellent and with a boy scout mentality we packed what we needed to make ideas into stunning reality. It was really refreshing as Simon knew exactly the sort of shots he was after so it was easy to plan and have quick changes not to frighten the early morning dog walkers and joggers. Simon is also an incredibly talented photographer and even from just looking at the tiny camera screenshot the images were stunning! Simon is very easy going, relaxed and incredibly good company which was perfect when we were stuck driving around London as all our previous routes had been cut off due to the madness that is cycle London. I loved shooting with someone so genuinely optimistic and I can't wait to work together again in the future. Thanks Simon!


Artemis Fauna said...

I had a super shoot with Simon a couple of days ago at my place. It was great to finally shoot after years of talking on and off- Simon was lovely to work with, enthusiastic, energetic and fun...and I love the results so far! He was organised- I knew what was expected of me, what styling and outfits were needed and what the 'story' was. We got a lot done in the time and had a lot of fun. I hope I can work with Simon again one day!


Mike Croshaw said...

I had the pleasure of meeting Simon on a lighting course I was running in the deep dark woods of lower Reading. As a fellow Fuji user I knew he would have a touch of class about him, and I was right, he was awesome, even when our model threw her glasses at him and hit him in the spleen. Simon was an asset to the group and really contributed to the day, which everyone enjoyed. I'd not hesitate to recommend Simon to any model and I'm sure he's an awesome wedding photographer.


Natasha Felix said...

I had the opportunity to shoot with Simon on Mikes light course. I was extremely nervous, especially because this was my second time modelling for a course haha, but Simon without realising really helped me relax because he kept smiling Big smile and that gave me confidence. He was a really lovely guy...apart from when he called me a midget (haha just joking he didn't really ) He was also a very fun guy, especially when he played the theme song to Indiana Jones haha that made me laugh so much. Honestly Simon is an absolute joy to work and get to know and I definitely recommend him! Nat


Adriana Timofte said...

It was fantastic to work with Simon today , we have meet at St Paul station had a couple of shoots there, then we went around Central London for more shoots, the locations we have found are amazing , Simon is a pleasure to work with, friendly , fun and very professional he has so many ideas ,had a really good time working with him today and I look forward to seeing the result ! I would be happy to work with Simon again in the future and I can highly recommend him to everyone ! Many thanks


Isobela Lugosi said...

I saw Simons casting call looking for models for 3 characters- I replied and was so pleased when Simon said I would suit all 3 characters! He sent me all the details for everything I would need for the shoot and also the characterisation which was really helpful and it was so exciting to get into all 3 roles! Shooting with Simon was a breeze as he set up quickly and had clear ideas before the shoot of the images he wanted- really looking forward to shooting with him again and I highly recommend!


Sarah75 said...

Blimey! I cant believe it has taken me two years to schedule in another shoot with Simon! That is something that wont happen again, for sure. Simon is probably one of the only photographers I have come across who can talk and snap away at the same time. Makes sense considering he is a teacher of photography! He makes me want to pick up a camera and shoot! Absolutely a top notch guy, photographer supremo. Highly, highly recommended, already looking forward to another shoot very soon. I promise I wont bring 10 hyperdermic needles to the next one ;0)


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