About Brenton West Photographer Wantage Oxfordshire





Brenton West (BA Hons Photography, Dip. AD Silversmithing)

After art college I worked as a silversmith. I graduated onto restoring classic cars and then working in historic Formula 1. I have spent time working in the property business and for the last 15 years have made a life-long hobby of photography into a business by gaining a first class degree in the subject. My commercial work has seen me work for companies such as Renault (F1) , Sovreign Films(II), Warner Brothers, BBC, Zoological Society of London, Savills and The Royal Yachting Association.

I was invited to join the Devon Guild of Craftsmen and also passed the qualifying examination for the BIPP. A list of exhibitions is shown on the right.

For my art works I use digital, film (35mm and large format) and most recently use pure silver plates, to create traditional Daguerreotypes. I feels that sometimes in the frantic, impetuous digital world, (which I embrace) sometimes time has to be taken to stop and value an image. 

Recently I have returned to silversmithing and have been involved on screen repairing various items for a popular BBC series.

Below pictures taken in each year of my life.






Copyright Brenton West 2018

Back to Home Page








I have exhibited at;

Bryanston School, Dorset

Medway College of Art and Design,

Goldsmiths Hall, London

The Ritz, London

The Jam Factory, Adelaide

The Lowry, Manchester

Plymouth College of Art and Design

Kew Gardens, London

Association of Photographers Gallery, London

Olympia, London

The Gallery in Cork Street, London (Twice)

Touchestones, Rochdale

New Brewery Arts, Cirencester

The Photographers Lounge, Swanage

Bry Sur Marne (Daguerre's house), Paris

Gravesend Town Hall

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Kieron Styles Art Studios, Oxford

Royal Academy, Bristol (Twice)

Center Of Alternative Photography, New York

Photo Art Fair, London

The Mall Gallery, London (Twice)