Based in Sydney, Australia, Brett is a Professional Photographer who specialises in Advertising, Sport and Lifestyle photography.
His career officially started in 2005, but the path that led him here isn’t your typical journey. Brett studied photography throughout high school and spent his teenage years toying with cameras while skateboarding with friends. The thought of making photography a career had never really dawned on him until, a fateful day where an 18-year-old Brett won $2417.00 on a $2 spin on the pokies.
Somehow, he didn’t spend his winnings at the Bar. Instead, he chose to save it and used it to purchase his first Digital SLR, to compliment his studies in Graphic Design. Not long after getting the camera, Brett’s career path shifted as his interests turned towards photography. Within a year, he had his first published photo in a wakeboarding magazine and he started working full-time as a photography assistant in one of Sydney’s leading photographic studios. He was hooked.
Looking for a wider range of experiences, he spent the following years assisting on large-scale advertising shoots to build his lighting knowledge, while continuing with his love of shooting extreme sports, off-road adventures and sports photography. He has covered every major sporting code in Australia, had roles as a Senior Photographer across multiple editorial magazines, shot over 50 cover images, been a part of global photography teams, managed photography teams and worked solo to deliver his client’s needs.
Brett now uses his 15 years of industry experience to work on projects large and small, across the advertising, lifestyle and sports sectors. Thriving under pressure, while staying honest and easy to work with. He is a versatile photographer who is just as comfortable working with detailed lighting setups in a studio as he is getting his boots dirty while working on location.
Brett quickly builds a relaxed relationship with his subjects to keep them honest and authentic when they are in front of his lens. His photographic style produces images that look polished, while staying true to their environment with a natural look.
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