Photography

I enjoy landscape photography and use many of my own photos to illustrate my articles and some of my books. I have thousands of images available on the Alamy photographic agency website. Click on the logo below to see my work.


I’m a BBC WeatherWatcher, uploading photos most days. My BBC WeatherWatcher name is Snapper Simon, and hundreds of my images have been used on regional weather forecasts (usually my local region BBC Midlands Today), but also on national forecasts as part of the BBC’s One o’clock, Six o’clock, or Ten o’clock news broadcasts.


My Photos Used In National Press Articles

25/09/23 – The Sun – I Hunted Down Sinister Preacher Who Mutilated Corpses In Seaside Town
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/24093303/sinster-vicar-mutilated-dead-bodies-cop-true-crime/

15/08/23 – The Guardian – A car-free jaunt to the Lake District to hike a stretch of the Coast-to-Coast Trail
https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2023/aug/15/a-car-free-lake-district-coast-to-coast-trail-cumbria

22/06/23 – Reaction.life – The Tories Land of Lost Content
https://reaction.life/the-torys-land-of-lost-content/

02/06/23 – The Guardian – “The air tasted of salty joy, fat seals basking nearby”: readers’ favourite coastal walks in the UK and Europe
https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2023/jun/02/readers-favourite-coastal-walks-uk-europe

30/05/23 – The Guardian – River Wye Health Status Downgraded by Natural England after Wildlife Review
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/may/30/river-wye-has-health-status-downgraded-by-natural-england-after-wildlife-assessment

06/05/23 – The Guardian – From Kiss Me Quick to Seaside Serenity: Eight UK resorts close to peaceful beaches
https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2023/may/06/eight-uk-seaside-resorts-close-to-peaceful-beaches

11/02/23 – The Guardian – Country Diary Series – A Remote Church in a Long-Lost Borough
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2023/mar/11/country-diary-a-remote-church-in-a-long-lost-borough

16/02/23 – Lad Bible – Tourist Moans England’s Third Highest Mountain is “Too Hilly” In Bizarre TripAdvisor Post.
https://www.ladbible.com/community/tripadvisor-helvellyn-mountain-tripadvisor-review-810797-20230216

16/12/22 – Church Times – Carol Service for Hunting Group Cancelled
https://www.churchtimes.co.uk/articles/2022/16-december/news/uk/carol-service-for-hunting-group-cancelled-over-personal-safety-concerns

15/10/22 – The Guardian – From Romantics to 21st Century Radicals
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/oct/09/chicken-farms-may-explain-decline-of-the-river-wye-tests-suggest

09/10/22 – Conde Nast Traveller – The 8 Top Beaches in North Wales
https://www.cntraveller.com/gallery/best-beaches-in-north-wales

09/10/22 – The Guardian – Chicken Farms May Explain Decline of the River Wye
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/oct/09/chicken-farms-may-explain-decline-of-the-river-wye-tests-suggest

24/09/22 – Condé Nast Traveler website – Five Secret, Pretty Places to Visit in Pembrokeshire
https://www.cntraveller.com/gallery/places-to-visit-in-pembrokeshire

30/08/22 – Daily Record – Membership surges at Scots nudist colony after months in lockdown despite the midges
https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/membership-surge-scots-nudist-colony-22599755

18/04/22 – The Times – The Forgotten Bank Holiday – and what to do last minute
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/the-forgotten-bank-holiday-and-how-we-re-spending-it-60v5qzf2j

20/03/22 – The Observer – Canoe the Severn, foodie Ludlow, walk the famous hills… 10 brilliant things to do in Shropshire
https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2022/mar/20/10-brilliant-things-to-do-in-shropshire-canoe-severn-foodie-ludlow-walk-shropshire-hills

17/03/22 – The Guardian – “We strolled to a pink-sanded beach.”
https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2022/mar/17/readers-favourite-coastal-walks-beach-paths-europe-hikes

01/03/22 – The Sunday Times – Happy St David’s Day!
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/dydd-gwyl-dewi-hapus-happy-st-davids-day-gfpsmm7lx


15/07/21 – The Guardian – 10 Favourite British Islands
https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2021/jul/15/10-favourite-uk-british-islands-scotland-england-readers-travel-tips

17/05/21 – The Guardian – Country Diary
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/may/17/country-diary-racecourse-now-bracken-clad-common-1971

07/02/21 – Shap Abbey – Country Life

27/01/21 – Facebook Apologises for flagging Plymouth Hoe as offensive term – The Guardian
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/jan/27/facebook-apologises-flagging-plymouth-hoe-offensive-term

21/01/21 – Country Life – Heath Chapel

25/09/20 – A Local’s Guide to Plymouth – The Guardian
https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2020/sep/25/top-10-locals-guide-to-plymouth-mayflower-400-anniversary

04/02/20 – Five of the UK’s Best Multi-Trip Rail Adventures
https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2020/feb/04/5-best-uk-rail-rover-ticket-adventures-multi-trip-ticket

31/01/20 – Let’s Move to the North Pembrokeshire Coast – The Guardian
https://www.theguardian.com/money/2020/jan/31/lets-move-to-the-north-pembrokeshire-coast-a-place-to-escape-the-universes-ills

21/08/19 – 10 of the UK’s Best Open-Top Bus Rides – The Guardian
https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2019/aug/21/10-best-open-top-bus-rides-uk-sightseeing-seafronts

05/07/2019 – Time Out – Best Things To Do In Ludlow
https://www.timeout.com/ludlow/things-to-do/best-things-to-do-in-ludlow

21/03/19 – Shropshire Hills Tourism Expo 2019
https://newsroom.shropshire.gov.uk/2019/03/shropshire-hills-tourism-expo-2019/

10/08/16 – Shropshire’s Spooky Castles – The Sun
https://www.thesun.co.uk/living/1587981/from-creepy-castles-to-spooky-hotels-inside-britains-most-haunted-county/

26/05/2017 – Motability Website
https://news.motability.co.uk/places/fun-family-things-to-do-this-easter/

25/05/2017 – BBC Travel website
https://www.bbc.com/travel/gallery/20170524-stirling-castle-the-last-stronghold-of-scotland

22/04/15 – An Election Piece about Bill cash, Owner of Upton Cressett Hall
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/general-election-2015-is-william-cash-the-man-to-woo-warwickshire-north-for-ukip-10196581.html

19/07/14 – A Review of Paul Evan’s book about Wenlock Edge in The Guardian
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/jul/18/herbaceous-paul-evans-sharp-observations-nature-writing

18/07/14 – An article about the joy of isolated railway stations:
http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/uk/stop-the-train-i-want-to-get-off-the-magic-of-britains-railway-request-stations-9246846.html