Simon Trussell

I studied Media at the Brits in Croydon/London where I studied Photography, Film & Television. Work experience gave me a great deal of exposure to the industry, where I learned quickly and made some valuable contacts. Luckily I landed a role as a runner with 'TV Travel Shop' when I left college and within 6 months I managed to get a promotion to researcher, soon after adding competition producer to my role. I then closed that chapter, with a view to work and train as a cameraman. I worked with a facilities company in Battersea for just over a year as a runner and trainee camera/sound operator as well as studio technician. My role within this position was exciting and allowed me to work on some really exciting productions! One of my most proudest acclaims was working on the Robbie Williams Documentary 'Nobody Someday', amongst various other productions such as 'Street Mate' and 'Ibiza Reps' to name a few. This company unfortunately went into liquidation, this was the catalyst behind my decision return home to Crawley, and work at becoming a stills photographer. I learnt traditionally in film and processed my own work when I first started out. I was also lucky enough to work for a portrait company which gave me solid training in portraiture, along with guidance and the opportunity to embrace the digital revolution. I worked for this particular company for 5 years and when the company when into administration I decided to take the plunge and go it alone. I opened my own shop/studio offering family portraits with a modern flare/style along with weddings and corporate work. That was over 5 years ago now.., and you find me today as keen as ever and ever appreciative that I can work within the field that I love allowing me to be creative & fulfil my passion...which is working with people, capturing their lives & passions.

Country: UK London/Brighton

How did you get involved with SCG?
I was introduced to 'Sexy Cosplay Girls' from the start via a friend when they were looking for a nerdy photographer. I loved the scene and concept they presented to me & have enjoyed the success so far in such a short amount of time.

Who was your favourite animated character as a child?
It's a tussle between Superman & Spider-man ooooh & Batman. Does the littlest Hobo count ?? :-)

Whats are your top 3 photography based film?
Gotta be Vanilla Sky as an all time favourite. Another Earth, Tree of Life, The Artist.

What was the first photo you took with your first Professional camera?
I have one of my most earliest images caught on digital, framed on my bathroom wall. its of a water droplet rolling of a green leaf.

How important is Photoshop in your editing?
I really value and enjoy editing all my images with Photoshop as well as other programs. When I first started, developing film.., room for editing was limited or very difficult/expensive. Now with digital the cameras are very advanced and capture great details & images however all/most digital images will need to go through some sort of editing sweet in my opinion before going on show.

Who or what would you most like to photograph?
It would be great to do a shoot up high on top of a building, central London overlooking the Thames and the city centre skyline. Maybe a few characters for this shoot working together :-). I'd like to shoot the whole female versions of Batman, Superman, Spider-man would be cool!

Photo shoots