My name is Simon Bischoff, I live in Hobart, Tasmania, an island south off mainland Australia. It was not until recently that a picked up the camera whilst studying at university. During my years at university I focused on repeating difficult traditional rock climbs throughout Tasmania. I began to video some my friends climbing. I ended up making a short film called ‘Augmentium’, about climbing a traditional first ascents of one of Australia’s finest lines.
I then realized I had a passion for photography and filmmaking.
Around a year or so ago, I began to develop acute tendonitis, which diminished my ability to climb at my limit and train for climbing. During my recovery, I focused on photographing rock climbing. I became so passionate about this that when my injuries had mostly recovered I found I would rather be out taking photos than Climbing!
Tasmania is world famous for having amazing rock architecture and extremely adventurous climbing. So being a rock-climbing photographer here is an absolute joy, which allows me to immerse myself in this natural wonderland. I now work full time as a photographer and videographer.