Bret Culp's haunting black and white photographs convey the beauty of impermanence, the central theme of his work. Through his diverse travels Bret seeks scenes of a transitory nature. From the ruins of Ireland, to a 9000-year-old cave town in southern Italy, to the mist-covered hills of Tuscany during the harvest – his poetic vision is akin to scenes from a film. It should then not be a surprise that Bret is also a Director and award-winning Visual Effects Supervisor, having contributed to more than 40 feature films, mini-series, and television shows, including Camelot, The Tudors, IMAX: Hubble 3D, Silent Hill and Fly Away Home.
The recipient of numerous awards and honours, Bret's photographs have been shown in solo, juried and special event exhibitions in galleries and museums in Canada, the United States and abroad. His work is held in public and private collections.
Bret was born in Dunnville, Ontario, Canada. He studied Film and Photography at Ryerson University in Toronto.