Sim Davis is a landscape and documentary photographer from the UK and the dedicated Commercial and Documentary photographer at Coldhouse Collective.

Only one of a few people to have crossed the Rub al' Khali from coast to coast, Sim is known for his work in desert environments and documenting arab culture. 

Selected for expedition work because of his unique combination of photographic skill and logistical planning, Sim is able to complete long and complex journeys, working on the fly to capture the experience of expedition life and relay it to a global audience.  

His work has been used to tell stories of adventure, culture and commercial venture as well as social issues such as wildlife poaching. 

Sim is a member of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild



Crossing the Empty Quarter

Sim is proud to have been part of the 2015/2016 expedition that crossed the Rub' al Khali along the route of the first documented crossing. The 1,000 km trek was originally completed by Sheikh Salih bin Kalut Al Rashid al Kathiri and the British explorer Bertram Thomas in 1930 and not repeated until this expedition. 

Supported by Sayyid Haitham bin Tariq Al Said (Minister of Culture and Heritage, Sultanate of Oman, MCH Oman), Prince Charles of England (www.princeofwales.gov.uk) and Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad bin Kahlifa Al Thani of Qatar.

Starting from Salalah in December 2015 and the expedition reached the Qatari capital of Doha late January 2016. 

Sim fulfilled the role of photographer, expedition planner and logistical support.


(Oman) Salalah - Bidiya

A 800km Camel trek from Oman's southern city to the Northern side of Wahibi Sands.  

(Oman) Mughshin - Fahrud

Criss crossing the path of the British explorer Wilfred Thesiger (Mubarak bin London). A two month crossing and Sim's first experience of the Rub' Al Khali.   

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