Simon Bernacki caught the photography bug from an early age after winning a fathers day competition at his local Woolworths store. The prize being a very shiny, new, modern camera called an Olympus AF-10. Since then, he has had a deep rooted passion and love for all things photographic.
Working closely with Scene Photography in Nottingham over the last few years, he has built a reputation for being an enthusiastic, hard working and valued member of the team. Client focused and ready for any challenge, he can adapt seamlessly and creatively to real-time situations in order to get the job done! Clients, brands and agencies that he has worked with as part of Scene include:
Starbucks | Marks & Spencer | Pretty Polly | Boots | Skopes | Everbuild | National Forest | Blu Sun Tree | Nottingham University | Labcabby | XL Ltd | Monarch | Hot Hair | Nottingham Ice Stadium | Lincoln University | Healthcare at Home
Michon | Spitfire | Together Agency | Linney | True Story
He is a published photographer in print and online articles (inc. Sidewalk, Leftlion, Derbyshire Times, BBC Radio Sheffield, Jenkem, Crossfire, and Varial) which have been distributed and read world-wide. He has also organised and taken part in photographic exhibitions showcasing his and others work to the wider public (Off-Centre, Hot Box and Skate Nottingham). Finally, he has planned, co-ordinated and led photo workshops educating young people in the East Midlands about techniques, processes and opportunities to work within the creative industries. Some of whom have realised their ambition and are now working as paid photographers!
Today, he lives in Chesterfield, and works across the UK and Europe. His experience of successfully delivering mission critical projects within a high paced studio environment as well as on-location continually exceed clients and individuals expectations to achieve a shared vision on time and within budget.
In his spare time, he is a co-founder of Skate Nottingham, a social enterprise whose mission is to increase participation in skateboarding as well as cultural and community activities through mentoring, coaching and training.