Born in1952 in Zurich, raised in Africa and Mauritius. His unique way of seeing was influenced by the exoticism of the natural world around him. Simpson’s photographs, with their clean lines and uncluttered compositions, exemplify his innate understanding of the simplicity of natural beauty and form. Educated in the UK and trained in Arts School in the early 70’s, his internship at Vogue Studios with David Bailey, Clive Arrowsmith and Oliviero Toscani convinced him that his initial path was fashion. He spent nearly 20 years as a fashion photographer, living in both Paris & London. By the late 80’s he was shooting high-profile advertising campaigns for British Airways, Mercedes-Benz, Bacardi Rum, Stella Artois and the Australian Tourist Board, taking time off between commissions to shoot pictures for himself. Simpson’s photographs have been widely exhibited and he has won numerous Awards.
He now concentrates on his personal body of work.