Simon Wiffen

Kickstarter campaign for ’47 / A Life With Cystic Fibrosis’ smashes target


The Kickstarter campaign for my upcoming book ’47 / A Life With Cystic Fibrosis’ has now ended and I’ve been absolutely blown away by the response. A huge thank you to everyone who helped to make this happen.

Thank you! 254% funding achieved

If you’re a backer you’ll receive an email in the next couple of weeks asking for a bit more information so I can fulfil your pledge. If you didn’t pledge there will be an opportunity to get your hands on a copy of the book – I’ll announce details of that in the coming weeks.

You can read more about the ’47 / A Life With Cystic Fibrosis’ book project or you can check out the Kickstarter page to see more about how the target was met (and see regular updates).

I can’t wait to share this with you. Thank you again to everyone for their support.

Food & drink photography at new café bar Feed

Food photography: Roast carrots @ Feed, Pudsey

Feed is a new all day restaurant and bar in Pudsey, serving everything from coffee to cocktails owned by award-winning restauranteur Luke Downing and fronted by one of the city’s upcoming and most controversial chefs, Jonathan Hawthorne.

A couple of weeks ago I was invited down to a preview evening  to shoot some food photography for their fantastic dishes ahead of their big launch party. Whilst the menu changes all the time the preview menu had some amazing looking dishes (Cheeseburger spring rolls anyone?). I have to say, the food looked absolutely stunning so it was a pleasure to shoot.

The team down there are great so if you’re looking for something a bit special you should check them out. I’m looking forward to seeing what else Jono brings to the table.

If you’re in the food and drink industry and are looking for food and drink photography that lets your products shine then contact me for a quote. I’d love to help.

What inspires you to shoot?

Photography of child playing

I love to shoot all kinds of photography given the opportunity. Since I was a kid, back in my bedroom darkroom I’ve always been fascinated by the concept of capturing a moment in time in a fraction of a second. Since becoming a parent I’ve found my main inspiration to shoot has been to try and capture those moments that pass so quickly as well as I can.

Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.

– Ferris Beuller

I have a particular love for photos that can be seen as timeless – I love black and white. I love candid, natural shots that capture personality and specific moments that can so easily be forgotten as days, months, years fly by in the blink of an eye and your children are suddenly young adults.

A good case in point was a family camping trip last week. It’s very rare for us all to get together (we live at opposite ends of the country and in some cases in a different country altogether).  We have young children who don’t often see each other so it was a fantastic opportunity to let them get to play together. As a photographer it’s hard to let these occasions happen without trying to document it as best I can. As always, it’s a challenge to achieve that, whilst remaining present but I try my best.

So that’s my main photographic inspiration – to document and capture life and family as it grows and develops and to remember these moments because they don’t last long but are so precious.

What’s your photographic inspiration? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter – @SimonWiffen

About me

About me

I'm Simon Wiffen, a photographer, web developer, husband, dog owner, record collector and dad of three.

For image usage enquiries or to discuss a photography brief please give me a call or drop me an email and I’d be happy to talk through some ideas.

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