GoggleWorks Studio Artist, Kevin Brett, or as some may know him, Soul Imagery, is perhaps one of the most laid back and easy going characters you will ever meet. Kevin is a photographer, but throughout his life has worked in numerous other mediums of visual art. He is cool, calm and collected, and yet a passion burns inside him to create work that resonates with others. This is demonstrated in his artistic statement on his website, “Kevin attempts to capture what it is to be human in every image.” Kevin specializes in concert and performance photography, alternative and conceptual portraits, traditional studio photography, and events. Read on for a peek into the life and mind of Kevin Brett!
- Where are you from?
Born and living in Berks County, PA.
- What is your preferred medium and subject matter?
Photography to create conceptual fine art images.
- What’s your educational or career background like?
High School education, careers in construction, auto industry and freelance photographer, in that order.
- How long have you been creating art/working on your current craft?
As long as I can remember, I have always been creating art. From drawing, painting, sculpture, and since I was twelve, photography.
- Tell us about the first creative experience you can remember, did it impact you? If so, how?
My grandmother was an artist. As long as I can remember, I’ve always been moved by art and that continues to this day.
- What was your first experience with GoggleWorks? What made you decide to apply to be a studio artist here?
In 2005 I walked into GoggleWorks and it immediately felt like ‘home’. A year later I had a studio.
- What’s your focus while you’re here making?
That depends. Much of what I create is on location.
- Are you rigid or spontaneous with your creative process?
- Is there any place in particular you hope to go with your craft, a milestone you would like to achieve?
Only to bring my ideas and inspirations to reality, in hopes that people make a connection or are moved by my creations. Anything else is a bonus.
- What’s your most memorable creative achievement in your career so far?
Whatever I worked on last.
- What do you do when you feel a lack of inspiration/motivation?
Something else until it comes without force.
- What does a day in your studio look like? From the moment you park in the parking lot to when you walk out the door… outline a typical studio day!
It’s always different.
- Have you found that your time at GoggleWorks has shaped your artistry or creative process in any way? If so, how?
Absolutely! Just being a part of a community of creatives inspires, challenges, and collaborates.
- If you could only use one tool to create with for the rest of your life, what would you choose and why?
- Anything else you’d like to share?
While we were at his studio, Kevin shared with us several of his high school ceramic artworks, paintings and drawings, which were just as commendable as his photographic work of today. Though he is humble, Kevin received an award just last year in the Berks Arts Alliance Juried Exhibition for Excellence in Photography, in honor of Liam Harkins, for his piece entitled “Timeless.” Kevin is a massively talented artist and it is clear from his extensive body of work that Kevin serves his artistic goal of capturing the essence of human nature. The positive energy that exists around Kevin is surely a product of his authentic love of community. He is an indispensable part of our community here at GoggleWorks, and we are honored to be able to share his work with you!