Bartosz Nalazek studied cinematography at the Polish National Film School in Łódź and photography at the Warsaw School of Photography.
He collaborates with top Polish theatre directors, including Krzysztof Garbaczewski (Chłopi, Wyzwolenie, A Madrigal Opera, Kosmos, Robert Robur, Macbeth, Kronos, Demons) , Łukasz Twarkowski (Grimm: Czarny Śnieg, Akropolis, Klinikem/miłość jest zimniejsza niż śmierć, Farinelli), Andrzej Chyra (The Magic Mountain), Krystian Lupa (Poczekalnia.0), Natalia Korczakowska (Berlin-Aleksanderplatz), Maja Kleczewska (The Tempest, Oresteia), Agnieszka Olsten (Kotlina), Katarzyna Kalwat (Zażynki), Bartek Frąckowiak (In Desert and Widerness, Komornicka: Biografia pozorna), and Wiktor Rubin (Karzeł, Down i inne żywioły).
In 2014 he received the best visual design award at the 7th International Theatre Festival ‘Boska Komedia’, Kraków, Poland, for Kronos directed by Krzysztof Garbaczewski; in 2017 he was awarded a distinction in the 23rd Polish Contemporary Play Staging Competition for Robert Robur, also directed by Mr Garbaczewski.
He was the cinematographer on Monika Strzępka’s TV series The Artists, which was nominated for PRIX EUROPA 2017 and The Polish Film Award Orzeł.
He was selected for The Emerging Cinematographer Award in 2014 by The International Cinematographers Guild and nominated for the Streamy Award for his work on Making A Scene – a series of short films made for The New York Times and including Oscar-contending actors such as Cate Blanchet, Forest Whitaker, Bradley Cooper, and others.
He assisted world-famous cinematographer Janusz Kamiński on feature films War Horse, Lincoln, Bridge of Spies, and The Post directed by Steven Spielberg.