BEHIND THE LENS
Award winning artist.
A native son of Red Deer, Alberta and presently residing in North Vancouver, Canada
Studied Design Communications specializing in photography, television graphics and film.
A career spanning 18 years as a TV graphic artist creating opening titles for such shows as BBC’s 'Wildlife on One', news camera and as an award winning Visual FX artist for film and television, most notably Stargate SG1, Angels & Demons, IRobot and Tropic Thunder to name a few.
A passion for nature and what lies beneath the waves, scuba diving around the world for some twenty years, also a dive instructor, it was a natural progression to step into the realm of ocean conservation from armchair warrior.
The last ten years have seen him on some twenty four marine based campaigns with Sea Shepherd Conservation Society as an officer, ships manager and primarily as a diver and stills photographer, with images appearing in The NY Times, National Geographic NZ, Oceanographic, Le Point Magazine, Laika and Bill-a-Bong stores.
More recently Simon was honored to be one of the first members of the Sea Legacy Collective whereby he will continue to use his work to hopefully inspire others to take a stand and protect the oceans.