A native of San Antonio, Texas, Bret studied visual communications in Dallas where he began his career in graphic and advertising design. After learning his trade with stints at several boutique design firms his work began to garner regional awards and appear in national design annuals like Print, HOW and Graphis. Bret's creative interests began to expand into other visual mediums like photography, interactive and motion design. In 2008 he and two partners formed their own design agency, Caliber Creative, and it was around this time Bret taught himself photography.
Coming from a creative art direction background gives Bret's photo work a different perspective and unique style. This can be seen in his artful compositions and alternative color processes. Another hallmark of Bret's photography is his use of shallow depth of field which is at once emotional, ethereal and sometimes surreal.
"I love trying to strike a balance between a fine art print and an editorial shot while injecting plenty of emotion and mood. Sometimes it's about what is NOT seen and NOT in focus that really connects with the soul."
In addition to design and photography Bret teaches at a local community college and continues to donate his time with design organizations. He lives in Dallas with his wife and their four dogs.
Bret is available for freelance editorial work.