Back in 2014.. (how weird does that sound?) I had the pleasure of working with wedding photographer; Brett Florens. With the help of some amazingly talented vendors in Dubai, myself and Bernard Richardson organised a styled shoot in the desert in less than 10 days. If you happened to miss my previous blogs you can catch them here;
Brett’s so well known for his photography that the prospect of working with an internationally acclaimed photography legend was little nerve racking. However after the first 30 seconds you realise that he’s just a really nice dude with really good photography skills 😉 I’m hoping to work with Brett in 2015, so I figured I should officially introduce him to MLW readers. It would be rude not to.
Internationally acclaimed South African photographer, Brett Florens, launched his career in 1992 while fulfilling national service obligations in the Police riot unit.
Fortuitously, a photographic unit was formed to document political changes and Brett jumped at the chance to join it. With no photographic experience whatsoever, Brett had to learn how to photograph and document volatile situations. His unit evolved into a department dealing with politically motivated crimes and township violence, photography was necessary to record this important slice of South Africa’s history. Brett thrived on the opportunity and soon found himself in the thick of newsworthy events, creating images that found a ready market in newspapers and other media and having his work published around the globe. His passion for photography had begun.
Since then, Brett’s devotion to photography has taken him from photojournalism to a highly successful wedding, commercial, and fashion photographer. He is a Nikon Premium Ambassador and is regarded by Nikon as “one of the world’s most influential photographers”. He is also sponsored by Lowepro, Manfrotto, Adobe, Lexar, and Elinchrom. Brett has achieved numerous accolades, including the prestigious distinction of being chosen as the representative Nikon Wedding Photographer worldwide for Photokina in Germany.
He has published three books on wedding photography with Amherst Media USA, “The Brett Florens Guide to Photographing Weddings”;“75 Bridal Potraits” and “One Wedding”. Other publications of his work include a coffee table book “Perfect Weekend” which features some of South Africa’s most famous personalities, including Bishop Desmond Tutu, FW de Klerk, Trevor Manuel, and Jonty Rhodes. His work is also showcased in a coffee table book commissioned by Princess Charlene of Monaco. Brett has also produced 5 popular tutorial DVD’s. He runs photographic workshops around the world, from South Africa, Bucharest, Dubai to Dublin, Glasgow and London, as well as an online workshop for the prestigious CreativeLive, streaming from Seattle, USA. Brett speaks annually at international conventions such as the SWPP Convention in London and the WPPI in Las Vegas.
Pretty impressive right?! And now you know why I’m just a tad excited to be working with him. His photography is soooooo good. Underwater kissing… how awesome is that?!
So there you have it my lovelies… you know a little bit more about my new friend Brett. I’ll be back tomorrow with more wedding loveliness, and later this week I’ll be reporting on DRAGON MART. It’s the weirdest and cheapest mall in the UAE.
OK got to dash… bye for now…