About me

Self-portrait in blue, with mirrors and lenses. Conceptual portrait photography by Tanya Simone Simpson. #portraitphotography #conceptualportrait

Hello! I’m Tanya – writer, photographer, witch and forensic psychology student.

If I had to describe my approach to life with just one over-used quote, it would be do no harm but take no shit. Originally from Northern Ireland, I now share a home in beautiful Edinburgh, Scotland, with my little family – a tall man, a small cat and an albino axolotl with a double-barrel surname.

I love coffee (seriously, you do not understand how much I love coffee), yoga, cinnamon tea, driving at night, cooking, documentaries about the ocean, storms, horror films, the feeling of getting tattooed, Irish bread, clean kitchens, literally all cats, playing other people’s pianos, and winter mornings.

I’ve lived at least partially on the internet since 1997 and my life has been shaped profoundly and inspirationally by crossing the no-internet/internet divide at age sixteen. I have a strange discomfort around rubber hose animation and raw tomatoes. My cat has his own Instagram.

I live with a chronic illness (you can read about it here and here) that affects pretty much every system in my body, but it does not define the core of my identity. I veer wildly between not talking about it at all and talking about it so openly that it slightly unnerves people. That’s true of most things about me.



If you’d like to get in touch by email, you can do that via hello@tanyasimonesimpson.com



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