Bio

People and places photographed by Paul Simcock, an experienced and resourceful photographer based in San Francisco.

 

The photography bug bit when given a Kodak Instamatic, my interest and ability grew through the school photography club and setting up a makeshift darkroom in an outbuilding at home. 

After graduating high school I was fortunate to obtain a position as assistant in a prominent Sydney studio and got a thorough education in many areas of commercial photography, followed by a sojourn in London gaining valuable experience in portrait photography.

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Returning to Sydney I photographed landscapes, industry and cityscapes, developing my eye for graphic composition and building a portfolio to show to designers and art directors. My break came when commissioned to document the redevelopment of Darling Harbour in Sydney. Through this I got to know all the national construction companies, architects and their design firms, which was a great start to a busy career as an annual report and corporate photographer covering such diverse subjects as architecture, mining, automotive, agriculture, healthcare, construction, finance, military and manufacturing.

Following this I worked in the UK with internationally recognized clients including the Bank of England, General Motors UK, Safeway UK, KPMG, and BP. I then joined The Image Bank and started working on regular stock productions, which led to my relocation to the San Francisco Bay Area.

I am currently building up my portrait portfolio, and also attained Phase One Certified Professional status, all of which is taking me in a new and exciting direction.

Experienced and resourceful, I would welcome the opportunity to work with you.

My latest stock images can be seen on Plainpicture.