Simon Burstall was born in Darwin in 1975, and was raised in Sydney, Australia. He started taking his first photographs of his friends while surfing at age 15. He then studied photography in his final years of High school at The Scots College, with his first thesis was on the rave culture in the early 90s in Australia. This then led to Simon to becoming a photo assistant working in many aspects of award winning advertising photographers throughout Australia. His childhood dream was to be a working photographer in New York City, which he moved to 2000. Simon's very first years in Manhattan he assisted the likes of David Sims, Steven Klein, to Herb Ritts. Simon has worked for a wide range of magazines such as V magazine and Harper's and fashion campaigns for Gap, Hugo Boss and Lancome. Over the past two years he has been shooting film on people and places that he loves, a series titled 645 projects love and life through an 80mm lens. Ranging from summers in Cape Cod to a Bed-Stuy block parties in Brooklyn.