J. Carlton Simon

Westport, CT

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Jeff Simon, an Emmy Award winning cinematographer, was raised in the small town of Westport, Connecticut, located on Long Island Sound. From the age of two he was fascinated with the small tidal pools found on the beach, and developed a great appreciation for the marine coastline and its wildlife. After graduating from the University of Miami with a degree in biology, he signed a contract to produce, direct, and shoot his first film for a full year in the Everglades. It was produced for John Wiley & Sons' InterScience Publishers entitled "The Everglades: An Ecological Study". Upon completion of this successful Everglades film, Jeff signed a new contract with Harper & Row Publishers to produce/direct and shoot a film on salt marshes with Dr. John & Mildred Teal who wrote "Life and Death of the Salt Marsh", which became an instant classic book on salt marshes. Jeff went on to shoot numerous documentaries for television for some additional 20 years, traveling and shooting all around the world.

Throughout his film career, Jeff has carried out photo assignments for major magazines and newspapers. His work has appeared in Life, Natural History, National Wildlife, Geo Magazine, Stern, Paris-Match, the New York Times, Sea Frontiers, and countless books and other printed media.. These assignments featured sea turtles, manatees, puffins, whales, salmon, the Everglades, Florida Keys, Salt Marshes, Artificial Reefs, the Bay of Fundy, Chesapeake Bay, and a countless other subjects. Even a record album for the infamous Jim Morrison and the Doors, and presidential cinematographer.
His mission is to create provocative and informative films about the natural wonders, species, habitats and ecosystems. Providing a platform for education and appreciation for the world around us. Enabling the general public make careful decisions concerning the future of planet earth and the multitude of its ecosystems and species.

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