Simon attended the National Film and Television School where he trained with oscar winning cinematographers Vittorio Storaro AIC ASC , Billy Williams BSC and Oswald Morris BSC, amongst others.

His career has covered all areas of Film and Television production - music , commercials , documentary , television drama and feature films.

He has been DOP on the feature films Coming Home with Peter O’Toole, The Bachelor with Chris O’Donnell and Renee Zellwegger, Another Life with Tom Wilkinson and Ioan Gruffudd and Stiff Upper Lips with Frank Finlay. His television work includes being DOP on Doctor Who, Ashes to Ashes, Hustle, Bedlam, Doc Martin and Call the Midwife.