The photographs on display “In the Limelight” are part of a larger study of contrasting ideas, tones, and shapes.
The resulting tensions, harmonies, and interpretations are what intrigue me. With the exception of a few, the majority of the photos were taken in Southern Nevada.
Born in Newington, Connecticut, Brett began taking black and white photos at the age of 10. His early interest was in natural patterns, textures, and man-made objects.
Largely self taught, he moved from black and white to color photography in the 80′s. His work began to take on a more photo journalistic aspect, with an emphasis on people, daily life, and city living. After leaving the software industry in 2002, Brett began to work on his photography full time.
His most recent work explores symbolism and meaning with photos that are bold and iconic with an emphasis on singular moments, rich tones, and high contrasts.
Brett has lived and worked in Las Vegas since 1980. He has worked as a designer, graphic artist, photographer, programmer, and is the owner of the Brett Wesley Gallery in the Las Vegas Arts District.