About Brett –

About Brett – Photographer, Coach and Mentor

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About Brett

— Photographer, Coach and Mentor —

WEDDING | Photographer

Were you a serious enthusiast before going professional ..?

As an amateur teenage photographer, I used my camera to record my other interests - walking, mountaineering, transport. Meanwhile, my academic strengths were in art, maths and physics ... coincidentally the core fundamentals of photography.

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Brett's lifelong passion for photography started with a plastic camera and darkroom kit.

After leaving school he got the break that put him on the path to achieving his ambition, a career as a photographer – he was offered an apprenticeship at principal newspaper, the Birmingham Post.

Brett practised his craft in the field of commercial and industrial photography. He graduated moving
on to open a wedding studio, gaining recognition as a documentary wedding photographer.

Further development of a niche for wedding photography with ‘street’ and reportage appeal, led Brett to his camera of ultimate choice – the Leica M: his signature look.

LEICA | Photographer

What special characteristics do the Leica cameras you use assist in executing your kind of work ..?

Shooting Leica is also about being an incognito professional. Those who know the brand respect it, and those who don’t ignore it. As a photographer, both aspects provide an advantage for the Leica shooter.

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Leica Camera UK invited Brett to act as Consultant Photographer and Akademie Tutor.

His first serious excursion into the genre of street photography came about through training enthusiasts and professionals at Leica Akademie, Mayfair, London, and Leica workshops worldwide.

Following the success of Akademie Workshops, coupled with demand from Leica photographers, Brett developed an exclusive series of bespoke one-to-one Leica coaching sessions.

Leica Camera also commissioned Brett to shoot Leica for Leica: a series of creative photo-essays illustrating the unique look of Leica lenses through the eye of a Leica photographer.

OBSERVATIONAL | Photographer

How would you describe your photography and how do you define your style ..?

I describe my journalistic approach as that of an observer who uses the camera simply to crop the real world. I apply the same principle to all of my work, my style being self-defined - observational.

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Brett operates independently as a multi-disciplinary photographer, coach and mentor.

A keen walker of hills and fells, lover of the great outdoors, Life Member of the National Trust;
He also travels for pleasure and shoots for fun, often at the same time.

Alongside his Leica workshops and documentary weddings, Brett also undertakes commissioned assignments - both large and small, and more personal one-to-one tuition projects.

Working exclusively with the Leica M camera system, Brett's shooting style is one of active observation, documenting life around him with both precision and spontaneity.

— Brett is UK based, available to travel —

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