Interview with Tony Simcock Eadie : An Adventurous Photographer and An Active Human Being
Tony Simcock was an Industrial Cleaner by trade, but due to severe back problems he had to give up work and then he needed something else to do with his time. This is the reason he picked up a camera and turned his eye to photography.
1. Can you tell us a little about yourself, your blog(s)/website(s),and your aspirations and your hobbies!!
Hi my name is Tony Simcock Eadie. I’m 42 years old and in a civil partnership. I live in a beautiful part of the UK called Cornwall.
It is a coastal county and has some of the best Landscape and Seascape views in the whole of the UK.
I mainly post my photography journey via My facebook photography page http://facebook.com/Tonysimcockeadie or via my website which is still a work in progress..http://tonysimcockeadie.wix.com/tony
My aspirations are to get better at taking photos and to one day be a published photographer.
MY hobbies include Photography, Reading and enjoying the beautiful scenery in my home county.
[Perranporth, Cornwall, England]
2. How would you describe your photography vision and the feel you try to create in your photos?
For me I just love photography and try to evoke emotions in the viewer. I tend not to follow any rules and take the photos I see in my mind’s eye.
I also try to find different points of view in my photos and be different from everyone else, but this is hard as there seem to be a huge amount of photographers in Cornwall because of the stunning scenery. I like to take people on the same journey im on while taking photos, making them feel like they would love to also be there also.
3. How long have you been a photographer.
My journey into photography started when i had to finish work due to an industrial injury in my lower back. So I started in February 2014 so not a great deal of time I would describe myself as a very keen armature photographer that would one day be a published photographer. I am very passionate about photography and will continue on my journey as long as i am still able to
[76th anniversary of 771 Naval Air Squadron, based at RNAS Culdrose in Helston Cornwall]
4. What does photography mean to you?
Photography to me is an escape from the day to day life of normality when I pick up my camera it takes me to a different place where it’s just me and my camera
Life through a lens for me is more appalling than life through my eyes..
Its also for me about the memories a photograph can hold and can tell a story. Every photo I have taken so far tells me a story to which I can them pass on to future generations
5. Photography is your passion or profession or both?
At this moment in time photography is my passion but one day I would love it to be my profession. They say the best job you can have the one you love..and I love photography
[Truro in Cornwall, UK]
6. How do you pick the spots you travel to?
I pick my favourite places in Cornwall and usually Landscape or Seascape and its a lot to do with the golden hour and also the tide times of the sea, as some places are inaccessible during high tides.
Its hard to plan ahead due to the ever so quick changing weather patterns in Cornwall, so sometimes it can be a matters of hours before i know it will be the right conditions/light to take photos..
7. What is your favourite place to click photographs?
My favourite place to take photos is by the coast in Cornwall UK.
[St Nectans Glenn Near Tintagel Cornwall]
8. If you could live anywhere on this awesome planet where would you build your dream home?
My dream location would have to be in Canada or America. The scenery in both countries is breathtakingly beautiful. I would love a wood cabin in the Canadian Rockies mountain range or a log cabin in the Yellowstone National Park.
Both these locations would be my dream destination to live and to holiday. Hopefully one day my dream will come true.
9. What type of photography do you do most? And what do you enjoy most and why?
My main subject is Landscape photography at the moment. I also like to try many other types of photography such as wedding photography. I also like doing street photography and just lately have discovered macro photography which makes you look at things in a completely different way.
[St Michael's Mount in Cornwall, UK]
10. I’m sure you’ve taken hundreds of photos over the years, but do you have a favorite?
I do have a favourite photo’s which I did in remembrance to my departed mother. It will forever be my favourite photograph
11. Which photographers influenced you, and how did they influence your thinking and photographing?
When I first started taking photos my inspiration came from looking at Long Exposure photography. The images I seen were outstanding and that’s what captured my eye.
It wasn’t anyone famous it was just local people posting on social media so it was a number of different photographers that influenced me.
12. What are the characteristics that a good Travel Photographer needs to have?
I suppose you would have to have a good eye and be very patient as being in a different country it could possibly take days or even weeks to capture that special moment
13. Tell me about some of the catchy people you have met while clicking pictures?
I have met some lovely people in the short time I’ve been taking photographs, have made some very special friends and i like meeting new people on my journey and talking about their experiences in photography plus it’s a great opportunity to discuss the best place to visit and take photos
14. What is the best compliment do you have ever? Could you please share Happiest Moment in your Photography Life?
I did receive a compliment that made me smile…someone asked me if I was a professional photographer and at the time I had only been taking photos for about 3 months. I have also had hundreds of very nice comments on social media which I really enjoy as its the general public taking their time to comment and like my photos that I post
[Landscape Wheal Coats in Cornwall, UK]
15. Five adjectives that describe you.
Genuine, approachable, respectful, happy and adventurous
16. Do you get easily provoked by positive/negative comments??
I take all comments and whether they be positive or negative to make me a better photographer. If people take the time to comment then i would take the time to understand those comments and not get frustrated by them but make them inspire me to be a better person
[Godrevy, Gwithian Cornwall, UK]
17. You have a website? Please tell me about that?
Yes I do have a website and at the moment it is a work in progress so its continually being updated. I also have a social media page where I show my photos.
Here are the links …my website http://tonysimcockeadie.wix.com/tony
My social media page http://facebook.com/Tonysimcockeadie
18. Words and suggestion about my website www.indiaataglance.com
This is a fantastic idea and brings together photographers from all over the world. I would highly recommend this to all my fellow photographers.