Simon Holliday

About Me

I'm a photographer living in Bristol, UK, where I spend my time photographing portraits, documentary projects, musicians and gigs, and street scenes.

I create original and distinctive portraits and band/artist promo photos, as well as photographing the vibrant Bristol music scene, documentary projects, and street photography.

My work has featured in NME, Kerrang, Total Guitar, BBC News, The Guardian, 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.

I'm an experienced coffee drinker, a terrible drummer, and I like climbing on things.

According to, I've recently been listening to Cass McCombs, Joan As Police Woman, King Creosote, José González, Nick Drake, The Smashing Pumpkins, Phoebe Bridgers, Bill Callahan, Father John Misty, All Them Witches, Agnes Obel, Cotton Jones, Andrew Bird, Fleet Foxes and Fu Manchu.

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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.

I was most recently a director of an online advertising technology company. Previously I co-founded a record label and a media agency, as well as working on online campaigns for the digital arm of one of the world's largest advertising agencies, and consulting with other businesses in a freelance capacity.

Over time 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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