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spotlight magazine Sep 2014 people & lifestyle photography
“You have the unique gift of finding beauty amongst the chaos, ruins and conflict” is how one Russian art collector recently described Simon Urwin’s photography.
Afghanistan and Kashmir have been the latest location shoots for Simon and the resulting images can be seen gracing the pages of magazines such as Renegade, Sidetracked and Lonely Planet Traveller.
Recognised by the Association of Photographers for his portraiture (he was a finalist in the prestigious AOP Awards last year), Simon was hand-picked by Sarah Brown (wife of the former British Prime Minister) to shoot a series of portraits in Kabul for her ongoing campaign alongside Malala Yousafzai to bring education to every child on the planet.
A former award-winning TV executive turned photographer, with a unique understanding of cross-platform campaigns in particular, Simon’s clients also include the likes of Historic Royal Palaces, Tesco and John Lewis.
spotlight magazine Feb 2014 people & lifestyle photography
Simon Urwin is a travel and lifestyle photographer. He was recently selected as a finalist in the Association of Photographers’ Awards 2013 (Portrait Single category).
Two of his location-based portraits are part of the Royal Society of Photographers’ Print Exhibition 2013-14, while his photographic works have lately been acquired by private collectors in Los Angeles, Hong Kong and Moscow.
A regular contributor to Lonely Planet’s ‘Traveller’ magazine and a specialist in “taking the road less travelled,” recent projects and commissions have been shot in Bangladesh, Laos, Morocco, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Simon is in his element when on assignment, no matter how extreme or sensitive the environment - be it scrambling up a peak at 4am for sunrise in the Atlas mountains, wrangling access to an illegal cockfight in Mexico City, or being up to his neck in freezing water capturing a river baptism in the north of Israel.