Profile

I am a professional photographer based in the Scottish Borders.

Simon B

The world around us is a fascinating place and I photograph all aspects of it. No subject is off limits, from wild hills and mountains to city streets and smoking factories, I love to photograph them all.

I also perform classical music professionally.  I have played my clarinet in the major cities of five continents and performed at thirty consecutive seasons of BBC Promenade Concerts at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

My photographs are represented by Getty Images and SuperStock USA and can be regularly seen in publications ranging from The Jewish Chronicle to Time Magazine.

COMPETITIONS

2015:   Sony World Photography Awards, shortlisted in the Professional Landscape Category for the nine image series Blue Fields. See the images HERE.

 

2014:   International Photography Awards, first place, second place, third place and three Honorable Mentions.  See the images HERE.

IPA 20141stPlace-Gold

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IPA 20143rdPlace-Bronze

IPA 2014HonorableMention

 

2014:    Sony World Photographic Awards, one image shotlisted for the finals, third prize in the UK National Award and two images Highly Commended.

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2013:     Silver medals for three separate images,  Epson International Panoramic Photography Awards.  See one of the winning images in this gallery.

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  • 2012:      Bronze,  Prix De La Photography Paris for series ‘Red Bing’.  See the full series.Px3-2012-Bronze 650  pxl
  • 2011:      Highly Commended,  two images,  UK Landscape Photographer of the Year.
  • 2008:     First Prize in the ‘Classic View’ category and two images Highly Commended, UK Landscape Photographer of the Year.
  • 2008:     Winner, Paramo Best Mountain Photograph of the Year.
  • 2007:     Commended and Judges Choice, UK Landscape Photographer of the Year.

EQUIPMENT

Cameras:
Sony A7R. Canon 1DS MKIII. Canon G1X. Canon 6D
Lenses: 
Canon 16 – 35mm 2.8L
 
Canon 24 – 105L
 
Canon 24mm TS-E
 
Canon 45mm TS-E
 
Canon 90mm TS-E
 
Canon 70 – 200mm 2.8L
 
Canon 70 – 300mm f4 – 5.6L
 
Canon 400mm
 
Canon 1.4 x Teleconverter
Zeiss 35mm.
Lensbaby Composer
Tripod:
Gitzo Mountaineer
Gitzo Ten Foot Giant circa 1975
Head:
Arca Swiss D4 Pan & Tilt
Filters:
Selection of Lee Hard and Soft Neutral Density Graduated
BW Circular Polariser
Bag:
A selection of various sizes by Lowepro

Contact Form

If you want to contact me about buying prints, booking a presentation, or enquiring about workshops please use the form below or phone me on: 0044 7973 376088