Simon Gomery

Photographer and Educator Plymouth, Devon, UK

A client focused professional service delivered with integrity and dignity. I guarantee my work, I capture moments for you to remember.

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Photographer and Photographic Educator based in Plymouth, Devon, UK. Thank you for looking at my portfolio, If you are considering hiring a photographer then please get in touch for a written free of charge no obligation quote. I am also available for personal photography tuition, how to get the best out of your camera, composition, lighting and how to get the best out of your printer. So that your photographs can be the envy of your friends. I can also deliver group workshops and workshops into the introduction of organic and alternative photography. If you are an RPS member I can also give guidance of what works in a panel for an RPS distinction. I guarantee my work. This site is best enjoyed in full screen, simply press F11.

All of the wedding photographs have been made as candid photographs. Made from the view of the guest, not the photographer. My aim is to work in an unobtrusive way.

I have produced photographs for some of the most talented contemporary craft artists in the south-west of England. These artists have used the images, to enter and win competitions and to support their portfolios when presenting to galleries. High-quality imagery puts you at an advantage over other artists, it helps promote you, sell your work, get into competitions and galleries.

My fine art practice is based around the environment, and meditative walks, I record with a Fujica Professional GM670 exposing Kodak Professional Porta 160 or Ilford FP4 125 Black and White Emulsion..

I purchased my first camera aged sixteen an Olympus Trip 35. I have a BA (Hons) Degree in Photography. I am an Associate of The Royal Photographic Society. I have a PGCE to teaching in the post 16 sector. My teaching practice has been observed with a grade 1 ‘Outstanding’ for both specialist subject knowledge and teaching practice. I am a member of the Society for Education and Training, I am working towards QTLS. As a student, I was fortunate enough to do some assisting for Martin Parr. I am a former soldier I served in The Royal Corps of Signals, my conduct record is exemplary. I have an enhanced DBS disclosure. I have full public liability insurance.

Experience

Electronic/Mechanical Technician/Assessor

City College Plymouth

Providing technician cover for academics and students across a range of Engineering qualifications that include BTEC Extended Diploma and Fda Engineering as well as supporting Babcock Marine apprentices. I have made this change, so that I can concentrate on my fine are photography practice. Also One Small Candle for Pilgrim 400 in 2020. I will also continue to photograph for a number of select glass clients, weddings and social occasions of friends. I will continue my passions within photography, photographing live performances and Landscape with my 1974 Fujica Professional GM670 f3.5 100mm using Kodak Porta 160 and Ilford HP4 125. i have opted to do this so that I can contact and push my fine art work in to galleries for commission only sales. I also plan to produce Zines and a self publish a book of contemporary Landscape photography.

Photographer/Website Adminstrator

Ivybridge Community College

Providing high quality photography, that is published on the College’s Website. Editing and administering digital content of the College’s Website. The in house production of the College’s quarterly magazine The College Echo.

Teacher of Art

Tor Bridge High School

Delivery of Edexcel from Pearson GCSE and A Level Photography courses, teaching the fundamentals of photography from camera-less photography, through to Digital SLR, the contextualisation of students photography, the preparation of students for Higher Education, the development of student’s writing skills so that they can critically analyse contemporary lens based media and how their work fits in with historical and contemporary photography.

PGCE Trainee

Plymouth College of Art

As part of my PGCE, I was in placement at Plymouth College of Art (PCA). My subject pedagogy was instrumental to the contextualisation of learners work, enabling them to understand where their work fits in within the context of their particular discipline.
I have also delivered short courses on traditional 35mm silver halide based media, developing and refining the fundamentals of photography through practice.
My teaching practice has been observed as outstanding for both subject knowledge and in the teaching of learners. Several of the students that I taught went on to achieve a distinction in the UAL Foundation Art and Design.

Archive Assistant

South West Image Bank

I supported the Archivist and Operations Director in the digitisation of photographic media. I assisted in the setup, management, also the development of a new photographic archive.
I assisted in the production of two funding applications and a development grant that were all successfully approved. I assisted in writing the interpretation plan for a National Lottery Heritage funding application, also the management of relocating the archive to more suitable, accessible premises.
I also won a graduate prize where I delivered a curatorial project using the photographs of Roy Westlake ARPS from the SWiB archives to visually investigate the narrative of heritage, culture, industry, the environment, agriculture and landscape of the south-west of England.

Photographer

Simon Gomery Photography

Internationally published, highly commended, graduate prize winning, high quality, client focused professional photography.

Education

University of Plymouth

Post Graduate Certificate in Education

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) incorporating the Diploma in Education (DET).

Plymouth College of Art

BA (Hons) Photography

UK validated single honours degree in Photography, 2:1.

Plymouth College of Art

Natinal Diploma Photography

Btec from Edexel National Diploma in Photography achieved with a triple distinction.

Awards

2014

Member, Society for Education and Training (In September I will be applying to the society and working with their CPD module Reflect+ to obtain QTLS.) [link]

2012

Associate, The Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain [link]

Exhibitions

2012

Solo, Devonport King of the City, Devonport Guildhall - Plymouth, UK

2012

Group, Contingent, Free Range Brick Lane E1 - London, UK (Degree Show)

2012

Group, Contingent, Plymouth College of Art - Plymouth, UK (Degree Show)

2011

Group, About Plymouth, Devonport Guildhall - Plymouth, UK

2011

Group, Helix Goes to the City, South West Image Bank - Plymouth, UK

2011

Group, Helix, Plymouth College of Art - Plymouth, UK (Foundation Degree Show)

2008

Group, Summer Shows, Pymouth College of Art View Point Gallery - Plymouth, UK (National Diploma Show)

2008

Group, Hidden City, Royal William Yard & Theatre Royal Plymouth - Plymouth, UK

2006

Group, Summer Shows, Plymouth College of Art - Plymouth, UK

Specialties

Teaching Project Mangement Digital Photography Lightroom Film Photography Landscape Photography Doccumentary Photography

Skills

Digital Photography Nikon Proffesional User Photoshop Lightroom NIK FX Silver Pro2 Retouching Studio Photography Flash Lighting Film Photography Film Processing Darkroom Holistic Photography Print Making Book Binding Photographic Archives Photography Tuition Lesson Planning Academic Research Public Speaking Driving