Simon Holliday

Photography

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.

I work with a variety of cameras and formats and I shoot both digital and film: from a 1955 Rolleiflex medium format and a £1 charity shop 35mm film camera, to medium format digital, DSLR and mirrorless.

Get in touch if you'd like to work with me!

Main sections: Documentary, Portraits, Music, Street, Places

Recent documentary sets:

  • Kill The Bill, 26th March 2021: A protest against the proposed Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, which includes significant expansion in police powers to tackle protests, Bristol, 26th March 2021.
  • Asdapocalypse: Supermarket shelves during the Coronavirus outbreak, Asda, Bristol, 18th March 2020.
  • Rooftop Rebels: Activists from Extinction Rebellion occupying the tower at City Hall to demand legal air quality standards in Bristol, 28th June 2020.
  • Where Big Jeff Stands When There Aren't Any Gigs: It's been tough without live music.
  • Venues In Lockdown: Bristol music venues dark and silent during the first few days of the UK's Coronavirus lockdown, March 2020.
  • Lockdown: Bristol in the first two weeks of Coronavirus lockdown conditions, March/April 2020.
  • Goodbye 2020: Photos of overflowing bins
  • Red Rebel Brigade vs. Bristol Airport: Red Rebel Brigade at a protest against the expansion of Bristol Airport, 31st January 2020.
  • Pop-up Cycle Lanes: Extinction Rebellion "Pop-up Cycle Lanes", 6th June 2020.
  • Keep Your Distance: Social distancing signage, Bristol, August 2020.
  • Change Is Now: Extinction Rebellion "Change Is Now", 30th May 2020.
Milo's Planes, February 2021
Kate Stapley, August 2018
Extinction Rebellion Youth lock on to Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol, August 2020
Kinlaw & Franco Franco at The Crofters Rights, Bristol, February 2020
Derren Brown, Üsküdar, Istanbul, August 2015
A stencil of a pair of lungs designed by artist Luke Jerram for the Our Air Our City campaign group is pressure-washed into a dirty pavement at the bottom of Park Street, Bristol, March 2021
Lung Money, Bristol, July 2019
"Kill The Bill" protest, Bristol, March 26th 2021
Sounds of Sisso at The Brunswick Club, Bristol, April 2018
EBU at The Brunswick Club, Bristol, January 2018
Istanbul, Turkey, August 2015
'Aged Agitators' taking a break during an Extinction Rebellion action, Millennium Square, Bristol, January 2020
INDIGOs, Bristol, August 2019
Kate Stapley EP Promo, Bristol, September 2017
Members of Extinction Rebellion dressed as birthday candles deliver a card and a cake to Bristol City Council to celebrate the second anniversary of their declaration of a Climate Emergency. Bristol, November 2020
Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings, Castle Park, Bristol, August 2020
Big Jeff, Bristol, September 2020
Extinction Rebellion co-founder Dr Gail Bradbrook breaks a window at Barclays Bank as part of XR's "Money Rebellion"
Red Rebel Brigade at a protest against the expansion of Bristol Airport, Bristol, January 2020
Falls at The Stag & Hounds, Bristol, May 2016
Weston-super-Mare, September 2015
Istanbul, Turkey, August 2015
Fenella and Mary, Aged Agitators, Bristol, August 2020
Bojack / Repo Man, January 2019
Animal Rebellion Funeral March, Bristol, August 2020
Black Lives Still Matter march, Bristol, September 2020
Shrewsbury, August 2013
Dan Johnson, Cattle Market Road, Bristol, July 2020
Milo's Planes at Exchange, Bristol, August 2019
Activists from Extinction Rebellion on the morning of their fourth day occupying the tower at City Hall to demand legal air quality standards in Bristol, 28th June 2020
Scott, Bristol, July 2012
The Bridewell Police Station, Bristol, March 22nd 2021
Ben, Bristol, November 2012
Bristol, July 2014
Bristol, August 2020
Bristol, August 2020
Activists from Extinction Rebellion on the morning of their fourth day occupying the tower at City Hall to demand legal air quality standards in Bristol, 28th June 2020
Harbourside, Bristol, January 2021
Vigil for Sarah Everard, College Green, Bristol, March 2021
LICE at The Louisiana, Bristol, May 2017
The Downs. Bristol under Coronavirus lockdown conditions, April 2020
Extinction Rebellion visit Barclays Bank, Broadmead, Bristol, December 19th 2020
John Newton of JOHN warming up before supporting IDLES at Bad Bonn, Düdingen, Switzerland, November 2018
Rough Trade, Bristol, March 2020
Wych Elm, September 2018
Kate Stapley at Thekla, Bristol, September 2019
Extinction Rebellion walk their 'Message Cubes' to College Green, Bristol, June 2020
Extinction Rebellion - Pop-up Cycle Lanes, Bristol, June 2020
Bristol, November 2014
Repo Man, January 2019
The St. Pierre Snake Invasion, March 2019
Deccan Traps, Bristol, July 2019
Red Rebel Brigade at an Extinction Rebellion protest, Bristol, July 2019
Broadmead, Bristol, July 2016
Greta Thunberg at the Bristol Youth Strike 4 Climate protest and march, Bristol, February 2020
Expectant crowd as Stormzy's car pulls up. HMV, Bristol, January 2020
Kate Stapley, January 2018
Aden, Bristol, July 2012
Extinction Rebellion Protest, Bristol, July 2019
Chiyoda Ku, April 2018
The Hysterical Injury, Bristol, September 2018
Let's Kill Janice at Ray's Pizza, Bristol, April 2016
EBU at Fiddlers, Bristol, November 2017
Thurston Moore at The Louisiana, Bristol, November 2017
Silver Waves at The Crofters Rights, Bristol, March 2017
Ghost Of The Avalanche at The Mother's Ruin, Bristol, September 2017
KLS at The Mother's Ruin, Bristol, April 2019
DAMEFRISØR at The Crofters Rights, Bristol, January 2020
Bristol, June 2015
Istanbul, Turkey, August 2015
Broadmead, Bristol, June 2011
UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn speaking at a rally on College Green, Bristol, December 2019
Steve, Bristol, November 2012
Red Rebel Brigade at an Extinction Rebellion protest, Bristol, July 2019
Olanza at The Old England, Bristol, October 2016
Parkgate, The Wirral, August 2011
Sam Edwards at The Old England, Bristol, October 2016
Big Lad at The Old England, Bristol, February 2018
BURL at The Old England, Bristol, February 2018
A straggler at the Zombie Walk, Bristol, October 2012
Shop window, Gloucester Road, Bristol, March 2012
Weston-super-Mare, February 2013
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
DOWNARD at The Stag and Hounds, Bristol, February 2017
Ho99o9 at The Louisiana, Bristol, December 2015
Bristol, June 2014
Chuman Record Artwork, March 2017
Museum of the Ancient Agora, Athens, Greece, October 2014