About Brett –

About Brett – Photographer, Mentor and Coach

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About Brett

— Photographer, Mentor and Coach —

Observational Photographer

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

‘I describe my journalistic approach as that of an eyewitness who uses the camera simply to crop the real world. I apply the same principle to all of my work. I define my style as - observational.’

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

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

Alongside his documentary weddings and Leica workshops - Brett undertakes commercial assignments, environmental portraiture, personal projects, and one-to-one tuition.

A keen fell walker, lover of the great outdoors, life member of the National Trust;
Brett travels for pleasure and shoots for fun, often at the same time.

Brett is UK based, available to travel.

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 Leica Workshop Tutor and Consultant Photographer.

His first experience in the genre of street photography came about through training enthusiasts and professionals at Leica Akademie UK, 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 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.

Wedding Photographer

Were you a serious enthusiast before going professional ..?

‘As an amateur teenage photographer, I used my camera to record my other interests - mountaineering,
holidays, and transport. Coincidentally, my academic strength lay in art, maths, and physics
... 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 honed his craft practising commercial, industrial, and wedding photography. He graduated, moving on to open a wedding studio, gaining recognition as a documentary wedding photographer.

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

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