I first got interested in photography while at college in 1982. Back then I tended to photograph anything and everything. I studied the first year City & Guilds in Photography and passed with Credit then, between July 2000 and April 2011 focused on portrait photography and model portfolio development. After a four year break I completed a one year creative photography course, as a refresher, and a one year portfolio development course. I'm a member of IPSE (Independent Photography in the South East) and the Royal Photographic Society.

I am also a writer and full-time registered carer for my wife, Jean Margaret Harvey.

Simon (aka Xanda)

Favourite photographers:

Sally Mann
Nan Goldin
Aimee Anderson
Jane Bown
Vivienne Mok
Linda McCartney
David Hamilton
Jan Saudek
Richard Avedon
Joyce Tenneson
Joel-Peter Witkin
David Bailey