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
I have exhibited at;
Bryanston School, Dorset
Medway College of Art and Design,
Goldsmiths Hall, London
The Ritz, London
The Lowry, Manchester
Plymouth College of Art and Design
Kew Gardens, London
Association of Photographers Gallery, London
The Gallery in Cork Street, London (Twice)
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
Center Of Alternative Photography, New York
Photo Art Fair, London
The Mall Gallery, London (Twice)