Ahead of his third exhibition with the London Photo Show, we caught up with Simon Fremont, an Essex born photographer who is well versed in exhibiting his unique body of work.
We wanted to find out a bit more about the man behind the lens. His history, his talent, his inspiration and learning. But most of all, we wanted to find out what Simon is up to next.
Here’s what we found.
What’s the first photo you remember taking?
A cow at a country park on a school trip with a box brownie, age 11. My dad threw it away.
How did you get so deeply into photography?
I walk around and everywhere I look I see a picture, seriously for 20 years. After period away from it, in 2009 I fell back in love with photography when walking past a bookshop in Amsterdam every day with a copy of Helmut Newton’s Sumo. It’s a large photo book. At that point I was meant to do a Masters in Engineering after my Bachelors, but I never did. Then I nearly did a PhD three years later in Production Management, but the conservatives won the election so I stayed working in the city and went to Denmark. Since then I repeatedly promised myself to study again. After 2009 and falling in love with photography again, I decided to do the Masters so I could communicate on a level with galleries about my photos. Falmouth University launched their MA at the same time as the first London Photo Show, I was on holiday so it was a manic period to choose prints and prepare for the MA.