Simon Palmer

Details of talks given by Simon Palmer


Organisation:
Cheetahworld
Region:
Anywhere
Type:
Professional and Charity
Biography:

For most of my corporate career I worked in I.T. I worked in some of the most well known (but now some are part of history) companies. WordPerfect, Novell, Dell, and Microsoft. Underpinning all of these roles was communication. I left the corporate world around 2007 to pursue a career in photography. Championing nature, and working to raise money for some charities such as AfriCat in Namibia, Rare Breed Survival Trust and Staffordshire Wildlife Trust in the UK. I give a selection of talks around concert/music photography, horses, wildlife, Namibia, and Human Wildlife Conflict.

My talks are both serious and humorous and can last from30 minutes through to two hours!

"I remember going to an exhibition in London of original Ansel Adams prints. There were many of his most iconic including a huge print that he made of Half Dome in Yosemite. You could reach into the picture and touch the rock, smell the air, and feel instantly transported to a truly magnificent place! This for me, showed the power of the image and an art form that could change your thoughts and make you wish you could emulate this power. Over the years I've struggled to develop my own unique styles. In the last few years I've now settled on three "feels". However more importantly, I make images for me. It sounds selfish, but I'd rather know that I have created something I love, know, and feel for, than try to pander to market forces. If a viewer loves the image as much as I do, and wants to have a copy thats the best feeling on the planet. It's not about making money, its about living with yourself, being thankful for what you have, and knowing that you can sometimes reach out into someone else and change a view, perspective, thought, or emotion."

 

Listed talks

Entertainment From Rocking to Horses
Cheetahworld Tagged: Photography | Music | Horse | Equestrian
Anywhere
Nature It Rained in Namibia
Cheetahworld Tagged: Wildlife | Conservation | Africa | Namibia
Anywhere
Sports Horses Whispers, War Horses, and the Queen!
Cheetahworld Tagged: Equestrian | Horse | Queen
Anywhere
Entertainment Simon Palmer - Retrospective
Cheetahworld Tagged: Photography | Horses | Wildlife | Music
Anywhere
Nature Human Wildlife Conflict
Cheetahworld Tagged: Conservation | Widlife | Predators
Anywhere