Simon Dent studied BA Fine Art at Newcastle Polytechnic from 1984 to 1987 and MA Fine Art from 1989 to 1991 after which he moved to Valencia, Spain, returning to London in 2013. His work has been exhibited at The Photographers’ Gallery, London, Impressions Gallery, York, and in many group shows including Towards a Bigger Picture at the Victoria & Albert Museum and Tate Liverpool.
Dent’s work has been published in several contemporary photography magazines including Creative Camera (1988), Aperture (1988), Camera Austria (1991), Uncertain States (2019) and Landscape Stories (2020).
His photographs are in various collections including the Victoria & Albert Museum as well as many private collections across Europe.
My photography started as a diary and soon became a way of seeing. The work on this site spans four decades from 1982 and is ongoing.
The photographs were taken on walks across Yorkshire, the North East, Scotland, Spain and North Carolina. Later I would take photographs of the many cities I travelled to for work. Here the photographs are grouped into albums that move back and forth through time like memory.
In the section called Themes you can find sequences of photographs that make up narratives or groups. There is also a section called Index where you will find thumbnails of all the photographs together with tags, links to maps, street views and also dates. The tags allow you to make groups of images that are connected by theme, place, date, etc.. I am working on expanding the levels of connector tags as the archive grows, in order to make more abstract sequences.
These photographs exist as prints in limited editions of various sizes. Please feel free to contact me either by Instagram or email for more information.