Since receiving a hand-me-down Box Brownie as a boy, photography has been a thread through Simon Bell’s life. He owned and operated an award-winning audio-visual production company in Toronto through the 1980s and 90s. He has authored five nature photography books for children and co-authored a book on the classic American cars in Cuba after working there as a photographer and video producer for a large international hotel company.
Today Simon is the Executive Director of Focus on Nature, a children’s charity that connects kids to nature through photography. He lives in Guelph, Ontario and continues to pursue his interest in nature and landscape photography both at home and around the world.
Simon brings a sense of fun and adventure to all that he does and is especially excited to return to Chivirico as this year’s Lead Photography Instructor.