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Principles

— The Essence of my Photography —

WEDDING | Documentary

Remember your day as it unfolds, rather than as arranged by a photographer ...

‘Brett carries a small discreet Leica camera – no flash or tripod, working in the background to observe and document candid scenes unobtrusively.’

Principles Gallery Documentary Wedding Peckham Asylum By Brett Leica Photographer

I get huge job satisfaction from working with each wedding couple, capturing the happiness, warmth and personality of each marriage. Your photography is natural and realistic, capturing the character and the characters of your wedding day.

We meet up at your wedding venue a couple of weeks in advance to visualise the day together and discuss all the final details. I personally cover your wedding from getting ready in the morning, through to the ceremony, the reception, the speeches, and continue on to the evening’s first dance.

The principle behind my documentary wedding photography is to create a visual diary of the day.

Your photographic images are individually processed as high-resolution digital files and provided to you in a keepsake box. Working with your selection of photographs, timeless design meets artisanship in a unique and exquisite, hand-made Queensberry album.

I love the creativity of making something which will be treasured as an heirloom. A fitting and personal keepsake from your wedding.

My style of working enables me to find individual touches and unobserved moments so you can
... remember your day as it unfolds, rather than as arranged by a photographer?

Brett brings a street shooter's eye and lightning reflexes to the demanding genre of wedding
photography, and when he's not shooting he's teaching other Leica photographers how to do it.
— The Leica Camera Blog —

WORKSHOP | Coaching

Improving your technique and expanding your capability ....

Brett shoots Leica for Leica and has led a series of workshops at The Leica Akademie, Mayfair, and Leica Store Manchester. He uses a hands-on approach, sharing his personal experience to coach professionals and enthusiasts in all aspects of a photographer's development.’

Principles Gallery Workshop Westminster Bridge London By Brett Leica Photographer

I am passionate about photography and about Leica M. I get great satisfaction from passing on my knowledge of how to use these unique rangefinder cameras.

My workshops are hands-on - where we get out and about shooting pictures. Our relationship is as two photographers rather than tutor and pupil.

Following the success of my Leica Akademie Workshops, coupled with demand from Leica photographers worldwide, I developed an exclusive series of bespoke one-to-one coaching sessions. These are ideally suited to digital M users, both professional and enthusiast.

Each workshop itinerary is different and evolves to suit each participant. There is a fluidity to the sessions, enabling me to respond to what happens on the day and tailor each workshop accordingly.

I am there as a mentor, offering advice, tips and a new technical perspective. Workshops can be street-based, on location, or in your own domain?

The workshop encompasses your own areas of interest and experience with the Leica M System.
... improving your technique and expanding your capability.

Having been impressed with Brett's vast photographic experience, and his ability to share and impart knowledge during workshops, it seemed a natural conclusion to continue the learning on a 1-1 basis.
I
became a better photographer overnight, really.
— Jack Delmonte, Photographer —

WORLD | Assignment

Documenting life with precision and spontaneity ...

Brett is a multi-disciplined independent professional known for shooting exclusively Leica M. His signature look is the synergy between street photography, documentary and lifestyle imagery.

Principles Gallery World Assignment Iceland Project Apollo By Brett Leica Photographer

Alongside my weddings and workshops, I work on personal projects and commercial assignments.
I love the variety this gives me. Sometimes I travel on a commission, sometimes I just get up and go.
Sometimes I have a theme that I have to get out of my system.

On a trip with fellow Leica photographers, I fulfilled a long-held ambition to explore the lunar’ landscape of Iceland. The prestigious photographic journal, Leica Fotografie International, published my whimsical photo-essay - In the Wake of Apollo’.

The Leica rangefinder is the inspiration and that defines my journalistic approach - an observer who uses the camera simply to crop the real world. I apply the same principle to all of my work.

I contributed new present-day images, to a 256-page book - The Timeline History of Harrow School.
Photographers William Fox Talbot, Lord Lichfield, Cecil Beaton ... are notable Old Harrovians.
The commission brief was to portray by reportage, a real-life look - at Harrow school life.

My shooting style is one of active observation ... documenting life with precision and spontaneity.

I am UK based, available to travel.

Brett's imagination was already running at full speed. Footprints, tyre tracks, metal pylons, lonely odd apparatus were strewn across the landscape and a lot of grey shading ... enough material for a spontaneous landscape documentary - Why go to the moon when you can come to Iceland?
— Leica Fotografie International —

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