The female form has been photographed since the very early beginnings of the invention of photography itself, from the mid nineteenth century up to the present day. It continues to be an omnipresent genre of photographic art and Simon gains inspiration  from a varied range of influential and key photographers of the genre including Wynn Bullock, Imogen Cunningham, Francesca Woodman, Helmut Newton and John Swannell.

Simon shoots his figure studies in monochrome, with the aim of creating a variety of visual narratives that contrast the tone and texture of skin and shape and form of the body with that of the subject's environment. Whether it is a derelict shed or darkened interior; a rocky outcrop or dense woodland, the juxtaposition of subject and environment is the focus of Simon's visual representations.

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