Interior Photographer Spotlight: Simon Upton

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Capturing people and their homes for the big names of the publishing houses such as Elle Decor, The World of Interiors, Vanity Fair and Vogue to name a few, Simon Upton is a world renowned photographer of all things rooms, spaces and interior details. I came across his work by mere chance as I was constantly drawn to photos of interiors in these magazines, only to find that the same name as photographer kept coming up when I read the credit in the photo caption. ”Photography by Simon Upton”. His name has been since engraved at the back of my mind to write a complete post just about his work. Being a fan of photography myself, I gathered some of his most iconic pieces of work that spoke out to me the most, and explained why I think they are great.

Take a look through the lens of Upton of with me.

This photo using pure daylight caught my attention at first glimpse. You can still see a dusty landscape behind the window, while the other details on the furniture are in full view.
I admire the detail in this photo. The textures of the leather and carpet and the chrome table leg are so apparent, it’s like they are right in front you.
The shadows in this image caught me the most, the open doors bring space and even more depth to the photo while the ever so beautiful mirrored side table is like a beacon of light in the corner.
As bold as the image is, Simon shows the contrast of the gold against the teal wonderfully. Again the different textures are almost close to the touch.
This Marrakesh home portrays details of Syrian influences, while the mint green shutters make it more modern and contemporary.
The symmetry in this photo is mesmerizing, and every piece of accessory is made more prominent than the next.
I love the mirrored effect on the window panels and the daylight that is captured.
Maybe one of my favourite photos by Simon Upton, there is depth and charm to this that is unmissable. The slightly opened window, the dark and deep tones against the light peeking through. It is almost magical.

For more information on Simon’s work, click here.