Brief Biography

Jacki, a self-taught photographer became inspired by photography after the gift of a camera for her eighth birthday.

She feels her fascination for the environment and travel, was partly kindled by both her maternal and paternal grandmother’s own unique travel experiences and that her connection to both photography and the natural world was then further influenced by watching wildlife film documentaries as a child, taking photographs and experimenting with image processing. Since then her photographs have been consistently collected and are now held in private and public collections around the world.

Jacki has also travelled from the Arctic to rainforests as a photographer and researcher working on wildlife film documentaries and on various expeditions.

After completing a Masters degree in marine environmental protection, Jacki lectured in environmental impact for several years and continues to combine both her MSc and photography to highlight environmental issues.
She is also closely involved in the rescue and rehabilitation of diseased and injured grey seals around the Pembrokeshire coast.

Her photographic images have been featured in a wide range of publications in the UK and overseas.

The first collective portfolio of Jacki’s photographs ‘Breaking Waves of Light’ published in 2010 was re-printed in 2011.

Jacki predominantly specialises in traditional photography using fine grain film, with limited digital camera use for specific assignments.

Jacki lives at the edge of the sea with her partner and their two sons and continues to explore her photographic art.

Jacki Sime