Simon Bray is a Manchester based artist, currently utilising photography and text to explore the notions of loss, identity and place. Through project collaborations with artists and participants, he looks to encourage the exploration of our connection with locations formed through memory, shared experience and emotional response. His work has been shown at Manchester International Festival, The Whitworth, Southbank Centre, Brighton Photo Biennial, The Guardian, Telegraph Magazine, BBC In Pictures and BBC Breakfast TV. In 2018, Simon worked with British documentary photographer Martin Parr, producing his new commission for Manchester Art Gallery, exhibiting until April 2019. Simon also undertakes editorial and commercial photographic commissions.Locked Pro Plan feature
Working with design students to art direct and photograph their final portfolios.
Simon Bray is a Manchester based artist and commercial photographer, who develops projects exploring place, through photography, text and sound, investigating our connection to place and its influence on our personal identity. His documentary project 'Loved&Lost' invites participants to explore their experience of loss through the restringing of family photographs and audio interview. It has been featured on BBC Breakfast TV, BBC News, BBC Local Radio, The Guardian and Positive News. In 2017, Simon was one of 6 artists invited to undertake a fellowship with Manchester International Festival, working alongside Hong Kong based artist Samson Young. Simon collaborated with artist Tom Musgrove on landscapes project 'The Edges Of These Isles', supported by a 120-page self-published book sponsored by G.F SMITH and documentary film. It was featured by Outdoor Photography Magazine, Another Place Press, Oh Comely and YHA Magazine. He has undertaken editorial commissions for publications such as The Telegraph Magazine, Pasture, Lodestars Anthology and Rakesprogress. He was also invited to make new work for the publication ‘This Is The Place : Choose Love’, by Tony Walsh & Friends, a book commemorating those lost after the Manchester bombing. Simon's work has been shown at The Whitworth, The Southbank Centre, Brewery Arts Kendal, Open Eye, CFCCA and Oriel Colwyn. Commercial clients include: MIF, The Office of Craig Oldham, Manchester Art Gallery, DoodledoMOTION, People's History Museum, This Is The Place, Shillington, Sheffield Museum, Sofas&Stuff, Millican, Complete Pilates, Rivercamp, The Anchor Coffee House, Storyhouse Creative, Tim Denton Carpentry, Built to Last, Millson Associates, Revere3D, Urban Bubble, Counterpoint, Integrity Music, Fyfe, Chloe Foy, Frameworks To enquire about a commission or commercial work, please use the contact form or the details below: firstname.lastname@example.org 07584620249 Twitter: @simonbray Instagram: @simonbray
Working with photographer Martin Parr, producing his commission for Manchester Art Gallery, arranging shoots, locations and assisting Martin on shoots. 'Return to Manchester' is currently being exhibited, running until April 2019.
Fellowship placement alongside Samson Young within his commission for MIF17. Performed as drummer for the 5 part radio production and made a photograph, exhibited as part of the installation piece at CFCCA.
2.1 - Majoring in performance (percussion), composition and aesthetics.