Simon Fenton, Abene, Senegal Member Since January 2010 Artist Statement I was born and educated near Oxford. After an early career in the morgues and pools of southern England I set off for Asia for several years, staying as far off the beaten track as possible. Travelling independently through bush, mountain, desert and jungle, I financed himself by teaching English and acting in Bollywood movies. Upon return to the UK, I realised that the beaten track was preferable to city life and went back to work as a pig farmer in Vietnam for four years.
Eventually, the call of the not particularly wild was heard, and I returned once more, living in Brighton, whilst setting up the award winning social enterprise StreetShine. A perfect storm of events re-ignited his wanderlust, however, and one day I realised I had forgotten to cross the Sahara.
Reader, I crossed it and have relocated to Senegal with my partner Khady and our son Gulliver, to indulge in mt three passions: travel, writing and photography.