LIFE OF SI | Winter break inspires photographer

Champion photographer Simon Bennett returns from a mid-year break with a bang in his latest fascinating weekly video podcast, Life of Si.

In Ep 19, he takes viewers behind the scenes at the opening of the Oran Park library.

In a video sequence he captures all the action as the attendees enjoyed a wide range of family-friendly activities, including mini racing cars, face-painting and crafts.

People also took part in guided tours of the new library and explored the amazing range of books on offer.

He also catches up with rising tennis star Sebastian Lavorato after he won the Picton French Open.

The left-hander, who trains out of Marconi Tennis and Squash, models his game on idol Rafael Nadal.

“I have a few exciting projects coming up,” Simon says. “I really enjoy winter and I look forward to sharing its beauty with you in the podcast.”