About Brett

'OBSERVATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY'
"I aspire to be an observer who uses the camera simply to crop the real world."

At the tender age of seven his parents gave him, as a birthday present, a plastic toy camera and darkroom kit so starting Brett's lifelong passion for photography.

After leaving school at 18 he got the break that put him on the path to achieving his ambition, a career as a professional photographer – he was offered a 3 year apprenticeship at Birmingham's principal newspaper, the Birmingham Post.

Brett graduated moving on to open his own portrait studio and was subsequently awarded the prestigious Kodak Photographer of the Year Award. His love of art and architecture led him to further hone his craft in the field of commercial & industrial photography, using large format cameras.

His desire to tell the story of a wedding by capturing the everyday scenes within ‘the special day’ and to find the extra within the ordinary, led him to his camera of ultimate choice – the Leica M. His signature look is where lifestyle, documentary and street photography meet.

Brett was invited to act as a consultant for Leica Camera UK coaching enthusiast and professional photographers at Leica Akademie, Mayfair, London, and in educational workshops worldwide.

He undertakes bespoke commissions and personal one-to-one tuition projects. Brett also travels for pleasure and shoots for fun; often at the same time.

"PHOTOGRAPHY for me is the privilege to capture someone’s wedding or special day, the ability to share my knowledge with other Leica photographers, and the freedom to document life's moments on assignment, by choice or by chance.