Brian Lloyd Duckett
Brian Lloyd Duckett (‘Duck’ to his friends) is a documentary, travel and street photographer and he runs the London-based StreetSnappers and TravelSnappers workshop businesses. He is also a partner in a commercial photography business, shooting for corporate annual reports, advertising campaigns and other marketing collateral. But his real passion has always been for street photography.
Brian’s interest in photography started at school where he 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. His first published newspaper picture, at the age of 15, was of a dead dog in a litter bin.
Brian runs street and travel photography workshops around the UK and in European cities such as Lisbon, Venice and Prague – with other cities to follow. He runs workshops for small groups and also one-to-one workshops and mentoring programmes. He teaches as a Visiting Lecturer on photography degree courses and is a lecturer and judge at camera clubs across the UK.
His first book, ‘Mastering Street Photography’, has become a best seller and the follow-up – ’52 Assignments: Street Photography’ – is hot on its heels (both published by Ammonite Press). He also writes for blogs and for travel and photography magazines.
Outside of photography, Brian’s passions for tennis and sailing almost compensate for his love of all things Italian – not least the food and the wine.