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An Interview with Geoff Scott Simpson

Don't even think about trying to pigeonhole Geoff. The Andalusian-based British photographer has a footprint that's stamped across a wide range of genres. He's the prime architect behind the highly successful business ScottSimpsonFineArt, a series of luxurious showroom art galleries that catapulted Geoff into the world of fine art photography.

In 1998 Scott Simpson entered the world of editorial photography, and for a while, he enjoyed a great deal of success, but it never felt quite right. Just how many versions of how to control 'depth of field' can you write? Precisely! It all got very annoying for me verry quickly; I needed more than this to satisfy my ambitions as a professional photographer, and more so as a person. I mean I was 36-years old at the time and had walked away from a career as a Consultant Gemologist and was regretting not having pursued my musical ambitions, throughout the 1970's and 1980's saxophonists were in high demand and session work was being offered to me right, left and centre. Instead of taking the risk of a musical career I chose a rather conservative career path and regular income by becoming a highly-qualified gemmologist working with the best in the precious gemstone and jewellery industry, and I thoroughly enjoyed myself, there was never a dull moment each day brought new and exciting challenges. 

Your primary focus at the moment is expanding the showroom gallery business. What drew you to establishing a financially viable working model?
I've waited 20 years for the artist to be able to express my work in a manner to was entirely happy work. You spend tens of thousands on gear, travel and you are rewarding in some by what having your work displayed at 72 dpi and write a page of words in some editorial magazine, no thanks that's not for me.