Simon King

Simon is a London based photographer and photojournalist. He is currently working on long term personal projects, and has been shooting on 35mm film since late 2016. You can follow his work on Instagram, or read his personal blog, both linked below.

The Paradox of cluttered contact sheets

Contact sheets are a fantastic resource for film photographers, and can also be used by digital artists - although applying these ideas to a digital workflow can often distort the result (but I'll come back to this later).

Using a contact sheet to actively curate an image – by Simon King

Contact sheets are an incredibly useful tool when it comes to reviewing and learning from your own approach to photography, and when curating a series of shots down to one final "keeper." I am an advocate of constant review

Why did it take me so long to start shooting Kodak Tri-X?

There are a few reasons it's taken me so long to become comfortable with shooting Tri-X, and I thought it might be useful to share these, both so that I can understand my process more coherently (as with most

Why shoot film part 3: ILFORD XP2 Super report – by Simon King

Although I’ve been experimenting with a few different films, using ILFORD Delta 3200 Professional at LFW, some Fuji Neopan for Street, and some CineStill for low light nights, I am yet to find a film stock I am consistently

Why shoot film part 1: the Leica CL

Although I'm still only starting out with my exploration of film photography I have a few images already that I feel indicate where my style and taste will arrive. The images I shoot on film are very distinct from my