Local resident Simon Geason has lived in Queenstown for most of his life. He began taking photos in 2012 and showcased one of his photos at the Queenstown library as part of the Now and Then exhibition for the Queenstown Heritage and Arts Festival.
In 2016, Simon had an exhibition showing photos of the West Coast with his good friend, Jim Webster, who displayed his Huon Pine works.
Since beginning his photography journey over the past ten years, Simon has made the transition from using a DSLR camera to using just his phone. The phone has provided many fantastic photos and is always with him.
Over the past three years, Simon has made the Advocate's Readers Snapshot calendar and top 40. In 2022, he made the top 13 with his photo of Queenstown's famous Gravel Oval and it was showcased in the calendar.