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The Principle of Utility – Allonby Bay, The English Lake District

Principles BYBRETT


— The Essence of my Photography —

WEDDING | Documentary

‘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

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

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

I get huge job satisfaction from working with each wedding couple, capturing the happiness, warmth, and personality of each marriage.

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.

Your photography is natural and realistic, telling the story through documentary wedding photography ... capturing the character and the characters of your wedding day.

Working with your selection of photographs, timeless design meets artisanship in a unique and exquisite, hand-made Queensberry album of your choice.

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


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 —


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.

Following the success of my Leica workshops, coupled with the demand from photographers worldwide, I have developed an exclusive series of bespoke 1-1 coaching sessions. These sessions are ideally suited to digital M users or aspiring owners, both amateur and professional.

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

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.

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


We met in London, and over tea and biscuits, Brett introduced us to his work as a reportage photographer - which was both daunting and inspiring in equal measure. Looking at his pictures, it all seemed so easy ... but, as every photographer knows, taking the shots is only half the story - so we piled into a taxi and drove back to the workshop for some serious editing. Here Brett was masterful.
— Black & White Photography Magazine —

WORLD | Assignment

Brett is a multi-disciplined independent professional known for shooting exclusively Leica M. His signatory 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.

I know that the only thing I really own is my photography ... The images are always there; a permanent record of where I go, what I’ve seen and who I have met. They are a way to share my passion for photography.

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

Currently, I am planning my next trip - a new adventure, new stories, new images.

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 —



About Brett, Leica and Queensberry


The Essence of my Photography