International Multi Award Winning Amateur Photographer

Always Thinking Out Of The Box.......................

(14,000,000 + Views - Thankyou)

First PhotoBook Available On Amazon & Elsewhere Worldwide - 'Iconic London'

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Second Photo Book Available On Amazon & Elsewhere Worldwide - 'Visions Of London'

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Third Photo Book Available On Amazon & Elsewhere Worldwide - 'London Through A Lens'

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I am becoming known as a Digital Artist - When people stop liking the processed stuff I'll stop creating it but despite what purists say they stand out and are much more popular than the natural ones. In order to stand out or be unique in a world where everyone has a camera be different, be noticed and stand out - good or bad you'll still be looked at.

I am happy for any image to be used commercially or non - If you would like to use any of my photos please contact me via email or Flickr mail............
Please don't use any images on websites, blogs or other media without my explicit permission.

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I am an amateur that has been taken over by the love of photography, it has taken over my life, well most of it apart from work, wife and daughter, oh as well as Pokemon Go, TV and the Internet.
Photography has become a major part of myself let's say.

It's my ambition to get better all the time and prove myself as a 'not bad' photographer with a 'not ordinary' style, I wish to be liked and looked at and I have developed a few styles that seem to be unique at the moment...........

I am completely self-taught and constantly learning.
I have a full life, work and social so I do not intend to be a professional in the future, just liked and rated.....

I started seriously in 2014. London is my main inspiration, Flickr & Photocrowd is where I live. www.flickr.com/photos/simon__syon/

www.photocrowd.com/photographer-community/13467/

A mixture of styles interest me, but I currently lean heavily towards urban / city photography and modern architecture and especially the occasional abstract.

Simon & His Camera - View my most interesting photos on Flickriver

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Amateur Photographer Of The Year 2019 3rd Place.

Amateur Photographer Of The Year 2018 4th Place.

European Heritage Photographer of the Year 2019.

International Garden Photographer of the Year 2019 - Black & White Winner.

British Life Photography Awards Urban Life Winner 2019.

A winner in 2015 Urban Photographer Of The Year.

Landscape Photographer Of The Year Commended.

2nd Place International Garden Photographer of the Year 2016 Best Gardens Category.

3rd Place RHS Photography Comp 2017 (Greening Grey Britain Category)

2 Honourable Mentions in International Photographer of the Year 2017.

3 Honourable Mentions in International Photographer of the Year 2016.

4 Honourable Mentions in International Photographer of the Year 2015.

Runner Up Highly Commended in 2013 Urban Photographer Of The Year.

4 Awards International Garden Photographer of the Year 2016 Greening The City Third Place
+ 3 Finalist Awards (3 Categories)

3rd Placed International Garden Photographer of the Year 2015 Monochrome Category + Commended Best Gardens Category

Winner Best In Show London Photo Festival 2014

Top 5 Finalist London Photo Show 2017

2 Highly Commended British Life Photography Awards 2016

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Photographer Of The Month -
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An article for 2014 included me entitled - 8 Street Photographers That Rock Our World - www.lightstalking.com/8-street-photographers-that-rock-ou...

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A Review From International Urban Shoe Company Palladium Boots Aug 30th, 2013 -

A major thrill of urban exploration its ability to open up a new perspective on the city--its spaces, people and history. But included in that equation is technology and how it is used to re-imagine the look of the city.

Digital transformation of the city is at the heart of this photo series by urban photographer and digital artist extraordinaire Simon Hadleigh-Sparks. His images radically twist and contort the steel-and-glass buildings in London's Canary Wharf into striking, abstract forms. The results offer a dynamic new look at the structures that make up the London skyline.

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A Link To An Interview Done By The Strand Gallery London During The LIP 25th Anniversary Exhibition Where I Had 5 Photos Exhibited - thestrandgallery.wordpress.com/2013/10/25/interview-simon...

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2019
3rd Place Amateur Photographer Of The Year
European Heritage Photographer Of The Year
British Life Photography Awards Urban Life Winner 2019
British Photography Awards Shortlisted - Street
International Garden Photographer of the Year 2018 - Black & White Winner
International Garden Photographer of the Year 2018 - Celebrating Oaks Commended

2018
4th Place Amateur Photographer Of The Year (Highest Placed British Entrant).
Fix Photo Festival - Crowd Winner
2 Honourable Mentions in International Photographer of the Year 2017.
Chosen For 24HrLDN (London Photo Show 2018).
International Garden Photographer of the Year 2017 - Black & White Highly Commended
International Garden Photographer of the Year 2017 - Square Crop Highly Commended
Multiple Photocrowd Awards.

2017
RPS Royal Photographic Society International Print Exhibition Shortlisted.
Top 5 Finalist London Photo Show.
No 1 Photographer On Photocrowd For Several Months Of 2017.
Landscape Photographer Of The Year Commended.
Monovisions Photography Awards 2 x Honourable Mentions.
3rd Place RHS Photography Comp 2017 (Greening Grey Britain Category).
5 Images Winning A Place At FIX Photo Festival 2017 London.
International Garden Photographer of the Year 2016 - Beautiful Gardens 2nd Place.
3 Honourable Mentions in International Photographer of the Year 2016.
Runner Up London Photo Festival Architecture Contest 2017.
Runner Up London Photo Festival Abstract Fine Art Competition 2017.
Multiple Photocrowd Awards.

2016
Urban Photo Fest (Top 20 Finalist)
Urban 2016 Photo Awards - Finalist x 2 (Street & Nature) (Highest Placed British Entrant)
2 Highly Commended (Portrait & Urban) British Life Photography Awards.
International Garden Photographer of the Year 2016 - Greening The City Third Place + 3 Finalist Awards.
4 Honourable Mentions in International Photographer of the Year 2015.
Multiple Photocrowd Awards.

2015
Winner In Urban Photographer Of The Year.
International Garden Photographer of the Year 2015 - Best Gardens Commended.
International Garden Photographer of the Year 2015 - Monochrome Third Place.
Four winning images for the Amateur Photographer Magazine Citylife Billboard Competition 2015.
Winner of a Gallery place at London Independent Photographers Annual Exhibition.
Winner 'Picture Frame' Photographic Competition & Photographer of the Month.
Multiple Photocrowd Awards.

2014
Winner Best In Show London Photo Festival 2014
Winner View London Autumn Photo Comp.
Winner of an Exhibition place London Photo Festival.
Winner of a Gallery place at London Independent Photographers Annual Exhibition.
Amateur Photographer Magazine Photo Of The Week x 2.

2013 The First Year -
Runner-Up, I Love Markets Competition.
Runner-Up, Historic Houses Photo Competition and Gallery Exhibition.
Winner Brentford Is Brilliant Photo Competition.
Winner of a Gallery place at LIP Annual Exhibition The Strand.
Runner Up Highly Commended For Urban Photographer Of The Year.
2 articles written about me.

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