Simon Blackley, photographer

I make photographs of people. I shoot conferences and parties, portraits and performances.

My style is informal and authentic. As far as possible I work in natural light, in the day-to-day environments of my clients and subjects. I use professional Nikon cameras and lenses. I produce images that show people at their best, whether for websites, portfolios, books or framed prints.

I charge €75 per hour of shooting plus travel expenses. Fees include processing and delivery of high-resolution digital files. Under Belgium's small business exemption scheme, I do not charge VAT. I am based in Brussels, but I am happy to travel.

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About me

I was born in London. I have also lived in Scotland, Yorkshire and, since 2004, Brussels.

Around 1962, when I was eight, I was given a Kodak Brownie 127. I don't know what happened to those photos but I remember taking them, and the magical moment when I collected the prints. 

At university, a friend taught me to develop and print black and white photos. In the darkroom, I remember her fingers guiding mine to wind the unexposed film onto the reel of the development tank.

I have worked in a bookshop, a whisky distillery, a bakery and, for the last 20 years, a communication agency. But I have always taken photographs.

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