Acknowledging the beauty of impermanence frees us from the burdens of attachment and fear and awakens us to the preciousness of every moment and experience. It promotes a deeper connection with life and a greater appreciation for the world around us.— Bret Culp


Portfolio

Beauty of Impermanence

Beauty of Impermanence

Images of impermanence prompt reflection on the nature of existence and the passage of time, encouraging us to appreciate the present moment and find beauty in the fleeting nature of life.

Solargraphy

Solargraphy

Over days, weeks or months, a single image is constructed, revealing a view of space, time and weather patterns that we are otherwise unable to see.

Iceland

Iceland

Iceland transports you back to the primordial Earth, as evidenced by its steaming hills, hot springs, geysers, waterfalls, active volcanoes, glaciers, black sand beaches, and northern lights.

Ireland

Ireland

My idea of bliss is walking along an overgrown Irish country road on a frosty morning. The rich smell of burning peat emanates from a nearby cottage chimney. There is no other place or time to be.

Tuscany

Tuscany

A young clerk refused to sell us a bottle of wine until she removed all remnants of a sticker. “I can’t give it to you like this. It’s not beautiful.” This perfectly sums up Tuscany to me.

Matera Italy

Matera Italy

The history of the ancient cave town of Matera, Italy, illustrates the rise, fall, and continuous transformation of all material things, a primary theme of my photography.

Natural Landscapes

Natural Landscapes

From grand vistas of land, sky, and water to intimate depictions of their intricate details, these pristine landscape photographs exhibit minimal to no signs of human influence.

Cultural Landscapes

Cultural Landscapes

These photographs depict instances where humans have altered or modified the visible characteristics of the land, rather than capturing pristine and unspoiled natural scenes.

Colour Landscapes

Colour Landscapes

Colour can play a crucial role in evoking emotion and setting the mood in landscape photography, enabling the viewer to establish a deeper and more meaningful connection with the image.

Urbanscapes

Urbanscapes

The city's richness in history, architecture, industry, culture, and people, captured in atmospheric, humorous, or poignant scenes, make it a fertile ground for photographic exploration.

Colour Urbanscapes

Colour Urbanscapes

My decision to make a photograph in black and white or colour is based on which option I believe will enhance the final image. While I have a love black and white photography, there are instances w

Churches and Cemeteries

Churches and Cemeteries

Atmospheric overgrown cemeteries are places to contemplate the lives and times of those who have gone before, where you can see vegetative life emerging from the monuments of the deceased.

Panoramas

Panoramas

A wide format or panoramic photograph is a composition resulting in a field of view larger than that of the human eye. These photographs typically have an aspect ratio of 2:1 or larger.

Astrophotography

Astrophotography

Nothing evokes contemplation and wonder more than gazing at the beauty and grandeur of the Northern Lights, the Moon, our Milky Way galaxy, or deep-sky nebulae.