Simon Holliday

About Me

I'm a photographer living in Bristol, UK, where I focus on documentary photography, portraits, and photographing musicians and gigs.

I create original and distinctive portraits and promo photos, as well as documenting the vibrant Bristol music scene, alongside other documentary photography, and capturing random street scenes.

My creative work has featured in NME, Kerrang, Total Guitar, Team Rock, Nitelife Magazine, Digital Camera World and So Young Magazine, among others, as well as being used heavily in the Bristol Music: Seven Decades of Sound exhibition in 2018.

My photojournalistic and documentary work appears regularly in news publications.

I'm an experienced coffee drinker, a terrible drummer, a qualified freefall skydiver, and I love climbing things I shouldn't.

According to, I've recently been listening to Rews, Slift, Black Country, New Road, Langkamer, Monolord, Swain, Dopelord, Spirit Of The Beehive, The Psychotic Monks, Acid King, Amyl And The Sniffers, Clt Drp, Frank & Beans, Ouzo Bazooka and Loop.

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Since graduating from Bristol University with a BA Degree in Philosophy, I've worked with many media, advertising, entertainment, publishing and technology businesses in various capacities.

Until 2019 I was director of an online advertising technology company. Previously I co-founded a record label and an online media agency, worked on online campaigns for the digital arm of one of the world's largest advertising agencies, and consulted with numerous organizations in a freelance capacity.

I've been privileged to work with the likes of Allied Domecq, BBC, DDB London, Derren Brown, Future Publishing, The Guardian, Hat Trick Productions, Ministry of Sound, Objective Productions, Smirnoff, Sony, Tesco, and Volkswagen.


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