Based in Washington, D.C., Simon is a photographer with Sports Illustrated. He has traveled extensively to work on feature stories as diverse as soccer in Zambia, golfers in Greenland, badminton in Indonesia, and haute couture in Paris. Canon featured Simon in a television ad before the 2006 World Cup. Rolex, Nike, and Reebok have used Simon's pictures in their ads. In 2003 The London Observer chose one of Simon's photographs as one of the World's 50 Greatest Sports Photographs.
Simon grew up in London, England and Cape Town, South Africa. He worked with the well-known agency, Allsport, before moving to New York City in 1994.