SIMON BARNES

DIRECTOR & DOP

Bio

Simon’s passion is to create beautiful moving images that focus on the brand as hero. His work stands out for its considered and skilled approach to lighting and attention to detail derived from his many years working with top international brands as a food and beverage stills photographer in both London and Cape Town. Simon has mastered the art of making food & beverages look enticing, delicious and natural. He loves what he calls “the process of filming tabletop in such a technical and detailed way” and has the energy and vision to constantly innovate new visual styles. Simon spent 8 years in London in advertising and photography before moving back home to Cape Town in 2008. His advertising years have given him insight into understanding his clients needs as well as the importance of each and every brand. Recent client credits include: McDonalds, Guinness, Heineken, Woolworths, Amstel, Windhoek, Ceres, Liquifruit & Appletizer.

Portfolio

Wedel Milk Chocolate

Coke Summer – Taste The Feeling

Clarins Eau Ressourcante – Online Version

Dove Men+ Care Elements

Woolworths 85 Year – TinRoof Ice Cream

Diageo Tusker Lager Intrinsic

Mollerens Flour

Tusker Lager Meat & Sport – Serving

Q-Skyr® & Cottage Cheese

Distell #RespectNotRegret

Bitburger Winterbock – Cinema Version

Contact US

Executive Producer

David Rowley
david@grinderfilms.com
+27 21 486 8610
+27 834 555 155