Simon Holliday

About Me

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

I produce original and distinctive portraits and band/artist promo photos, as well as photographing the exciting live music scene in Bristol, various documentary projects, and some street photography too.

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.

Current documentary work:

According to, I've recently been listening to Tony Allen, Sidney Gish, The Budos Band, Long Beard, Tinariwen, Hand Habits, Funkadelic, Darondo, Eels, El Michels Affair, Florist, Tal Wilkenfeld, Hailu Mergia, Gil Scott-Heron and Menahan Street Band.

You can contact me here :)


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 Operations Director at 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.