Brian Lloyd Duckett
It all started when . . .
My interest in photography started at school where I had access to a darkroom, the encouragement of a great art teacher (thank you, Mr Freear) and a firm belief that ‘the guy with the camera’ would be more attractive to girls. My first published newspaper picture, at the age of 14, was of a dead dog in a litter bin.
I’m a documentary and street photographer and I run the London-based StreetSnappers and TravelSnappers workshop businesses. Wearing a different hat, I shoot editorial portraits for newspapers and magazines worldwide and I’m also a partner in a commercial photography business, shooting for corporate annual reports, advertising campaigns and other marketing collateral. But my real passion has always been for street photography.
I run documentary / travel / street photography workshops around the UK and in European cities such as Lisbon, Venice and Prague – with other cities to follow. I lead workshops for small groups and I also run one-to-one workshops and mentoring programmes. I teach as a Visiting Lecturer on photography degree courses and I’m a lecturer and judge at camera clubs across the UK.
My first book, ‘Mastering Street Photography’, has become an international best-seller and the follow-up – ’52 Assignments: Street Photography’ – is hot on its heels (both published by Ammonite Press). I have a third book in my sights: watch this space! I also write for blogs and for travel and photography magazines and have self-published numerous photo books.
Outside of photography, my passions for tennis and sailing almost compensate for my love of all things Italian – not least the food and the wine.