Based in Sydney, Australia, Brett Hemmings began his photographic career soon after his first published photograph for a wakeboarding magazine. Studies & a career in Graphic Design were put on hold, & Brett began working as a full-time photographic assistant to pursue his goals.
The next 6 years Brett spent assisting some of Australia's top Advertising photographers while studying photography, and shooting his own folio work. In 2009 he was listed in Capture Magazines 'Top 10 Photography Assistants' in The Annual.
Following his years assisting, Brett began focusing his work and goals within the Sports industry and has been able to develop a diverse sporting folio working for a range of Australian and International clients.
Working primarily within the Wakeboarding Industry in his early years, he established a close relationship with Wake Magazine that continues today as a senior photographer. Brett also worked as a senior photographer for WAKEDITION and a contributing photographer for other Australian and International wakeboarding magazines.
Following Brett's success in the wakeboarding industry, Brett was awarded the Australian/New Zealand Best Wakeboarding Photographer Of The Year 5 years in a row from 2010 onwards. During his time as a photographer he has won multiple Gold, Silver and Bronze awards across various photography competitions nationally and internationally.
Utilizing his time spent as an assistant in the advertising industry, Brett has applied his knowledge of lighting with both flash and natural light, with his ability to understand and capture sport to separate himself from the average sporting photographer.
In 2013, Brett signed on with Getty Images, a global photo agency, as a contributing sports photographer. Brett has covered events such as the Hyundai A-League Soccer & FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, The Super Rugby & The 2013 British & Irish Lions Tour, The Australian Youth Olympics, Various Golf Tournaments, The NRL, AFL and more Cricket that he can remember just to name a few.
Red Bull Australia, the dream client for Brett, began commissioning work in 2014. Since then, Brett has worked with Mick Fanning, Jessica Fox, Mikey Mendoza, Courtney Atkinson, Matt Poole, Jordan Mercer, Michael Hooper and Cory Teunissen to create content for Red Bull’s media channels.
Brett continues to work as a sports photographer pushing both himself and the athletes he works with to create unique and technical images. Occasionally, you might find him in the middle of the desert living out of his swag. He covers assignments for the 4wding industry, a side passion that takes him off the beaten track throughout Australia where having mobile reception is a distant memory.
Sydney Sports Photographer Brett Hemmings. Award winning Sports & Editorial Photographer - Biography