Marcin Bera was born on the 13th of May, 1978 in Poznan, Poland where he grew up and studied. He received a MSc from the Poznan University in 2003. In 2005 he moved with his family to Bournemouth in the United Kingdom where he lives and works until now.
His love for photography started few years ago when he got fascinated by the South Coast of England, and he wanted to transfer his vision to the field of maritime landscapes.
His style is unmistakable. He relies on multiple techniques of contemporary art photography and especially very long exposure. He has created his own world of a unique mood, nostalgia, loneliness, and tranquility at the same time. His world allows you to escape from everyday life and everything that is so very human.
It should be noted that all these places, which he captures in his photographs exist in reality. But the way of showing it makes them just so surreal and beautiful.
So as he says: My soul, desires and dilemmas lie deep in my photographs. It is up to you whether you want to discover them. I wish you could see a different world the way I see it.
Two pictures were published in the Spotlight section of Amateur Photographer and chosen as the Editor’s Choice (June 2011).
My photograph Groyne has won this month’s (January 2011) In-Frame Photo of the Month competition organized by Nikon UK. Thanks
Exhibited at the National Theatre in London SE1. 22nd November 2010 until the 16th January 2011.
Landscape Photographer of The Year 2010. ‘Highly commended’ in the Your view category and was the Judge’s choice of the Sunday Times’ Jon Jones. As well as winning a place in the Awards book and at the National Theatre exhibition.
Featured in September 2010 ISSUE of Practical Photography
Featured in Spring 2010 ISSUE of Ukrainian magazine Art Portfolio Portfolio
Featured in July 2010 ISSUE 45 of DSLR User Magazine, in the Portfolio Section
Featured in March 2010 ISSUE 109 of Black+White Photography
The Through Your Eyes Photo Contest - Best Of Gallery
Website was featured in December 2009 Issue of Amateur Photographer Magazine
Featured in October 2009 ISSUE 90 of Digital Camera
Featured in September 2009 ISSUE 89 of Digital Camera
Winner - Canon 450D competition | DIGITAL SLR User Magazine | ISSUE 28