Simon Crofts

Featured Work: Ballet School

Simon Crofts is a freelance photographer living in Edinburgh, specializing in photography around Russia, Ukraine, Poland, and other former Soviet and East European countries. He originally studied law at Oxford University, and speaks fluent Russian, and moderate Polish.

He regularly travels in the region, both on assignment and self-assigned work, and his clients include magazines as diverse as The Economist/Intelligent Life magazine, Ink Publishing, Yachting World, Znak Publishing, Yachting Monthly, Practical Boat Owner, and The Yacht Report, as well as corporate clients such as The Red Cross, EveryChild, The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Royal Denship, Dana Corporation, and Linklaters.

Before his current base in Scotland, he lived in Moscow for 7 years, and Krakow for 6.

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What’s in the bag:
I have two bags: one for my Nikon dSLR and a couple of primes (typically 28mm and 50mm), the other for my Mamiya 7, a bunch of medium format film, and a couple of primes. When I’m indecisive, I take both. When I’m lazy, I take one bag or the other, depending on mood.