Simon Holliday

Photography

I specialise in producing original and distinctive portrait and band/artist promo photos, and documenting the exciting live music scene in Bristol's smaller venues.

I love finding unexpected scenes in unpredictable situations, and enjoy the challenge of being able to react and capture those moments.

I've used a variety of film and digital cameras, from a 1955 Rolleiflex medium format to a £1 charity shop 35mm camera, and from DSLR to mirrorless to mobile phone.

Sections: Music, Street, Portraits, Places, Creatures

Istanbul, Turkey, August 2015
Repo Man, January 2019
SANS at Thekla, Bristol, May 2019
Istanbul, Turkey, August 2015
Repo Man, January 2019
SANS at Thekla, Bristol, May 2019
EBU at The Brunswick Club, Bristol, January 2018
Kate Stapley, August 2018
Wych Elm, September 2018
Weston-super-Mare, September 2015
Bristol, November 2014
Istanbul, Turkey, August 2015
LICE at The Louisiana, Bristol, May 2017
Memory Of Elephants, April 2019
John Newton of JOHN warming up backstage before playing a sold-out show supporting IDLES at Bad Bonn, Düdingen, Switzerland, November 2018
Turbo Island, Bristol, March 2019
Let's Kill Janice at Ray's Pizza, Bristol, April 2016
Broadmead, Bristol, July 2016
Falls at The Stag & Hounds, Bristol, May 2016
The St. Pierre Snake Invasion, March 2019
Ogives at Rough Trade, Bristol, March 2019
Kate Stapley EP Promo, Bristol, September 2017
Derren Brown, Üsküdar, Istanbul, August 2015
Snow, Bristol, February 2012
Scott, Bristol, July 2012
Bristol, July 2014
The Hysterical Injury, Bristol, September 2018
Shrewsbury, August 2013
Ghost Of The Avalanche at The Mother's Ruin, Bristol, September 2017
KLS at The Mother's Ruin, Bristol, April 2019
HMLTD at The Old England, Bristol, November 2016
Zolle at The Mother's Ruin, Bristol, August 2017
Chiyoda Ku, April 2018
Silver Waves at The Crofters Rights, Bristol, March 2017
Westonbirt Arboretum, October 2016
Thurston Moore at The Louisiana, Bristol, November 2017
Westonbirt Arboretum, October 2016
Heavy Lungs at Hy-Brasil Music Club, Bristol, January 2018
Istanbul, Turkey, August 2015
Miho Hatori at Cafe Kino, Bristol, December 2018
EBU at Fiddlers, Bristol, November 2017
The Surrey Vaults Memorial Community Choir at The Surrey Vaults, Bristol, January 2018
IDLES at Rough Trade, Bristol, August 2018
Cocaine Piss at The Exchange, Bristol, May 2018
Steve Davis and Kavus Torabi at The Exchange, Bristol, October 2018
Harry Furniss / Domestic Sound Cupboard at The Crofters Rights, Bristol, January 2019
Steve, Bristol, November 2012
Guttersnipe at The Brunswick Club, Bristol, April 2018
The Armed at The Louisiana, Bristol, February 2019
Zolle at The Mothers Ruin, Bristol, May 2018
Big Lad at The Old England, Bristol, February 2018
Get The Blessing at Rough Trade, Bristol, October 2018
The Birdman Of Alkijazz at The Louisiana, Bristol, July 2018
Bristol, June 2015
Zeus! at The Mothers Ruin, Bristol, May 2018
Georgina, Brandon Hill, Bristol, September 2017
Marco Matta / Grime at Exchange, Bristol, March 2019
Aden, Bristol, July 2012
Kate Stapley, January 2018
Sam Edwards at The Old England, Bristol, October 2016
BURL at The Old England, Bristol, February 2018
Viridian Ensemble at The Brunswick Club, Bristol, June 2018
KLS at The Stag and Hounds, Bristol, April 2017
Olanza at The Old England, Bristol, October 2016
Langkamer at The White Rabbit, Bristol, July 2018
Dan Johnson at The Old England, Bristol, October 2017
Copenhagen, October 2017
Yukon Era at The Mothers Ruin, Bristol, May 2018
Ouzo Bazooka at The Old England, Bristol, February 2019
The Melvins at The Exchange, Bristol, September 2018
JOHN at The Mothers Ruin, Bristol, October 2017
Bristol, October 2012
LICE at The Old England, Bristol, June 2016
Hotwells, Bristol, April 2012
IDLES at The Fleece, Bristol, March 2017
Parkgate, The Wirral, August 2011
IDLES at The Fleece, Bristol, March 2017
The Gin Birkins at Start The Bus, Bristol, April 2016
The St. Pierre Snake Invasion at The Stag And Hounds, Bristol, October 2015
Heavy Lungs at The Fleece, Bristol, November 2017
DOWNARD at The Stag and Hounds, Bristol, February 2017
EBU at The Louisiana, Bristol, March 2019
Thought Forms at The Exchange, Bristol, February 2017
Ho99o9 at The Louisiana, Bristol, December 2015
Bristol, June 2014
Memory of Elephants at The Stag and Hounds, Bristol, March 2016
Memory Of Elephants at The Stag & Hounds, Bristol, May 2016
Sean Addicott at The Mother's Ruin, Bristol, January 2018
DOT at The Mothers Ruin, Bristol, June 2018
Athens, Greece, October 2014
The Gryphon, Bristol, May 2018
SLONK Album Artwork, Bristol, January 2017
Hypochristmutreefuzz at The Old England, Bristol, March 2016
Chuman Record Artwork, March 2017
Whitechapel, London, May 2015
York, August 2011
Mr. Marcaille at The Mother's Ruin, Bristol, March 2018
Museum of the Ancient Agora, Athens, Greece, October 2014
EP/64 at Fiddlers, Bristol, November 2017
Shop window, Gloucester Road, Bristol, March 2012
Repo Man at Hy-Brasil Music Club, Bristol, January 2018
Exmoor, Somerset, February 2011
Silver Waves at Thekla, Bristol, February 2016
Willis Earl Beal at Start The Bus, Bristol, August 2016
Flesh Barbie at The Old England, Bristol, May 2017
Heck at Moles, Bath, March 2016
Daniel Higgs at St. Paul's Church Crypt, Southville, Bristol, June 2018
Praying Mantis, Spain, September 2013
Bristol, May 2014
Jam at The Old England, Bristol, January 2016
Fowey, Cornwall, August 2014
Gang at The Crofter's Rights, Bristol, January 2017
Ho99o9 at Fiddlers, Bristol, December 2017
Bristol, January 2013
Bristol, January 2013
Clifton, Bristol, October 2012
Frauds at The Mothers' Ruin, Bristol, February 2018
Broadmead, Bristol, June 2011
One of a group of feral cats living in the village of Neuillac, Charente, France. August 2011
Weston-super-Mare, February 2013
Broadmead, Bristol, March 2011
METZ at The Fleece, Bristol, November 2015