Simon Holliday

About Me

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

I create original and distinctive portraits and promotional photos, as well as documenting the vibrant Bristol music scene, activism, other documentary projects, and some street photography.

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 skydiver, and I love climbing on things I shouldn't.

According to, I've recently been listening to Diamond Rugs, Little Barrie, Beak>, Clt Drp, Rikki Ililonga, Parsley Sound, Silver Stairs Of Ketchikan, LICE, Joan As Police Woman, Stereolab, Baxter Dury, The Beta Band, American Sharks, Osees and The Heavy Eyes.

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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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