- awakestudio 1,843 photos, 11 members
.Mike Schmidt. says:
"When I want to see street photography in its rawest and darkest form I take a look through brett's stream of images that captivate the soul of anyone looking for something real. Brett is my biggest inspiration of any photographer I have ever witnessed. When I'm asked by my teachers who my favorite photographer is, I tell them Brett Walker from flickr, then Sally Mann."
21st December, 2011
"Brett Walker awakens the soul, stirs the mind and challenges you to look harder. If you dare. And you must.
Without question a true mastermind of his craft."
2nd January, 2012
"Reinventa se stesso come una Fenice in un perpetuo movimento.
Un meraviglioso iconoclasta della fotografia."
31st July, 2011
Jonė Reed says:
"thank you for never let me forget where true beauty lies
thank you for kicking me up my arse
slapping me in the face
with a dirty rag
not letting me fall asleep
thank you for making me become better
but most of all
thank you for your vision.
when i first saw your work long time ago
i can be myself now and
don't give a shit what anybody thinks.
You're my mentor
and you don't even know it."
14th May, 2011
Sai Abishek says:
"Lessons in gorgeousness!"
22nd August, 2010
"His portraits remove all my interior!"
5th August, 2010
"something unique and special: Brett walker"
6th August, 2010
† Jack Davison says:
"Brett is a clear cut genius, he claims he knows "fuck all about photography" when everyone he really knows he calls the shots. I can't thank him enough for being the best teacher and friend. I would still be stuck fucking around on photoshop with freckles and shiny eyes. Now I drink ginger beer and pretend to take photos with big shiny cameras, and London is not so scary. I hate him for making photos that distract me and make me take photos, stupid walker mind control.
Thank you sir, you are the greatest."
10th May, 2010
Richie Culver says:
"Brett's Photos are like listening to The Smashing Pumpkins on a February morning in Chapel Town Leeds, just as Morrissey pulls up in his new Courteener as tries to sell you some Moody trackys ."
9th March, 2010
ale neri says:
"Brett is the Rock'n'Roll Star here!"
28th February, 2010
Lydia Roberts says:
"one day I will fill this with something intelligent,
for now all I can say is the man is a genius and one of my hugest inspirations.
so thank you"
16th December, 2009
Benjamin Goss says:
"Human F%*king Emotion!
He see's your soul.....
Just when you think you understand what it is being said, Brett raises the bar higher."
31st October, 2009
"Whatever career you pursue, you hope you have enough ambition to propel you to the pinnacle of that field. Most of us try….very few actually make it. Brett Walker made it. Being at the top of your game affords you the instant respect of your peers. Brett Walker has it. A thorough visionary his creations will shake your own photography to its core. You may end up doubting yourself but you will be under no illusion of the inspiration of the man. Brett Walker simply basks in professional utopia."
29th May, 2009
massimo sbreni says:
"The work of Brett Walker is exquisite. Each image is a masterpiece. Thank you for taking me into your world"
16th May, 2009
"Mr. Walker doesn't need testimonials; his images speak for themselves.
The main man."
18th May, 2009
"Show me a photo in his stream and i can tell you what i was doing and thinking when i first saw it . I remember the photos and the thoughts. A wonderful person who Lets Love In and then lets it go out .There's love everywhere around him even in his darkest moments. If there's any proof that the Internet isn't pure satan evil , I guess that would be I met Brett Walker, the artist and the person ,because of it ."
22nd May, 2009
"the portraits, selfportraits really remind me those of Lucien Freud
though the eyes here are full of so much more lives
with some kind of energy i don't have..but always respect"
10th May, 2009
Least Wanted says:
"olivas es taedium"
6th April, 2009
(Eric Rose) says:
"He's Miles Davis not playing the obvious, expected note, making you think about the moments between moments. He can shoot like any master and all masters and therefore in my book, is above all. A powerhouse portfolio of in your face rebellion. I've dug through as much work as I can find and nothing touches what you see here."
5th April, 2009
Robbi Hüner says:
"I consider Brett Walker "il maestro" as "the top" photographer of our time to be found on flickr. I'm ispired of his work, every shot is a precious gem .... whenever a new photo is posted, it's an absolute joy for me to see ... a pleasure for my mind. His style and composition continue to amaze me... a true artist.."
25th March, 2009
Luis Mileu says:
"The first time i saw brett work just knock me down.
Its characters strive against the wings of the devil and the
hands of God. And always so predictable outstanding! the biggest inspiration!"
11th March, 2009
Јонатхан Щити says:
"this man consistently blows my mind , his skill and creativity have been of tremendous influence to me ... my eye would not be as it is without his fotos, period"
7th February, 2009
Филби's ПРОПАГАНДА ? says:
19th November, 2008
"To capture the soul of a person with a camera is a supremely difficult task - with the advent of digital cameras and the wholesale cheapness and disposability of imagery, we are saturated with pictures of people's faces.
When I stumbled across Brett's work, I immediately knew it was something different...deeper and more considered. A lack of artifice and yet each so constructedly artistic - testament to the genius of this man.
I find that when making 'personal' portraits of humans, that it is very emotionally exhausting, because you have to give a lot to get a little.
Brett must near to the point of exhaustion....in such a good way.
24th October, 2008
"only a blind man can take an honest picture- I just cannot agree- it seems 2 me you aren't blind & your photos are honest!
take care- and maintain"
19th October, 2008
"mr. brett walker must be that 'truly blind' photographer with astonishing level of artistic achievement - producing those genuine, kind of metaphysical gems of photography !"
8th September, 2008
"What can one say about brett walker’s pictures?I can not find the words that would do him justice.It s just not possible to sum up in a few lines the impact his images have.I only hope that he will never get tired of showing us.He is needed,like a medicine. Thank you."
7th September, 2008
i really adore your work !"
3rd September, 2008
"You make flickr a real place, with you pure raw beauty, your portraits with their whole life written in the black and white, the real world you bring into this virtual one, ¿What can i say about your work that's not been already said?
You know how i feel when i come to visit you :)
Thank you, very much!"
1st September, 2008
Take a step into the world of Brett Walker, but only if you have plenty of time to linger... if you'd ever wondered what it might be like to see through the eyes of another, and if this another was not some ordinary folk but someone who is a true visionary... Not a visionary in the ordinary sense, but a true seer, a master in the use of the sense we call vision. Seemingly he blinks, and it comes to be. His images are true marvels, and they express so much about the man himself.
I see him as kind and loving, full of a capacity to see beauty where few can see it, and reveal it to us all. In the lines of age or the delicacy of youth, in the battle scars and the sparkling eyes, all becomes equally marvelous in the amazing eye of Brett Walker.
This man sees the threads that tie us all together, through all time. I can only hope that he keeps walking, continuing to show his compassion through the ray of hope that beams onto the human race through his sparkling lens."
24th August, 2008
page thirteen says:
"the Devil lives in England
... and he's got the nerve to database his souls on Flickr!
Hats off, to the Dark Lord."
19th July, 2008
"Uncompromising talent with a mind blowing vision."
24th June, 2008
* Ahmad Kavousian * says:
"Brett.... a visual philosopher .....
He portrays the other side of human mind timelessly, the blind spot that is difficult to be seen.
If its your first time stopping by his powerful works, be aware, you may be shocked."
5th June, 2008
"your work is so powerful and loaded with emotion. it´s honest and real.
20th May, 2008
vincent c. moreira says:
"His photos will stay stuck in your mind! You will not be able to sleep knowing, that you are shit compared to this genius of a man! Bravo.
- Vincent C. Moriera"
4th May, 2008
Vasili Andreyev says:
"Characters you will never forget.
Works you will always remember."
23rd April, 2008
28th March, 2008
luca marella says:
"Un vero Artista! Le sue immagini ti guidano e trasportano in un mondo singolare attrverso il filtro del suo incredibile occhio. Grazie Brett!"
23rd March, 2008
manuel diumenjó says:
"The first time I saw a Brett Walker photography I had the feeling this place could be something more than a place to keep pics online, someting more than a mere storage. The more I see his stills the more I feel like a worm, and deeper my feeling we're all very privileged to be around here, orbiting, watching, emotioning, trying to learn, and also waiting for next Brett's dose.
I've tried hard not to be influenced by no other photographers, trying to get my own way on the basis of history of painting, and history of cinema, but of course you finally end watching some photographers work. After almost one year seeing this guy, I'm certain there's a few great photographers and there is BRETT WALKER.
Now I've read some other testimonials to Brett and I'm specially glad to coincide in ideas and thoughts with Chieska and Minas of the north, so much that i don't feel like changing a comma. Please excuse my poor english."
17th February, 2008
girl friday_ says:
"a soul's blueprint captured.
and a special thanks to you."
14th January, 2008
in the secret garden says:
"the power of your work is so immense, is too deep, complex,
I love being able to see close by, in intimacy of my house ..
all the beauty and the sadness of the human being..
all these unique and infinite faces, all this universe complex, powerful and beautiful that captures with your magic...
too much depth, too much heart in your hands...."
11th January, 2008
"brett walker's photography is like a drug, you get one dose and just want more. but despite his formidable, mind-altering images, he is also one of the most approachable people i have ever come across.
a true, humble genius."
1st November, 2007
minas papadopoulos says:
"If lucky, there will be a time in ones life when you hear a song and music sounds different ever since, you see a movie and throw away your top list, you step into Brett Walker's world of images and be forever changed."
25th October, 2007
"I've been away from Flickr for a few months, and am now back to explore with fresh eyes... I normally don't write testimonials (I think I've written 2 in 2 years) but I feel compelled to say that Brett is my favourite. On flickr. Thus far. 100%. In the 2 years I've been here, no one has captivated me to the extent that he has... And having taken a break and come back - I feel even more confident than ever that that is the case... I could always appreciate different artists for different reasons, as I do here on flickr - but overall - hands-down - Brett has consistently knocked my socks off... So ther ya go. Fave!! :))"
18th May, 2007
Federica Erra says:
"all that I look in a photograph is over here!
love your work!"
21st April, 2007
"brett walker....he sews the sea..."
15th April, 2007
"Yeah, he da one. Praise be! A natural.
Hope you take my portrait one day."
6th April, 2007
"Brett is one of if not the greatest photographer on flickr. He consistently creates stunningly beautiful images from the everyday that most of us pass by without even noticing. His portraits seem to cut right through to the very soul of his subjects.
Not only is he a wonderful artist but also the most generous of teachers. He is always delighted to give endless amounts of his time and advice to any aspiring photographers who ask for his opinion.
His passion for photography is truely infectious. My day is not complete if Brett has not uploaded another incredible photograph.
I only wish that he would refrain from posting his terrifying self portraits, they give me nightmares for days."
28th March, 2007
"consistently amazing and beautiful work.
all hail the genius that is [brett walker]."
21st March, 2007
Dom Ciancibelli says:
"The quality and maybe the Karma of Mr. Walker's images takes my mind back to another era of photography that I haven't seen in recent years. Reminiscent of Walker Evans, David Heath and maybe Cartier Bresson (in his book "America in Passing"} he captures an essence in the people he photographs that is at once universal and again of another time.
I've always been envious of artists that can develop a rapport with individuals as he does. I've always feared invading the private space of humans yet Mr. Walker seems to be welcomed by his subjects. While he chooses to image the inhabitants of the planet I'll have to stick to imaging their environment. I think he's doing a marvelous job at keeping up his end!"
9th February, 2007
Conor W says:
"Meh, he's okay."
8th February, 2007
"Each single frame a vivid portrait... a human being, each human being a story, each story an emotion. Brett: unmistakable style, heart and technique."
31st January, 2007
"Breezy genius with everyday magic. The seen unseen in all it's glory."
29th November, 2006
Samantha West says:
"you dont even know brett...
i just looked through all your images.
page after page (and by the way, there are not enough pages...)
you knock me down, brett.
i am in awe. im jealous. im full of deference.
you create such raw beauty.
oily slick coal miner tired true human sex blood and pumping heart filled beauty.
it is a fantastic pain.
a wonderful pain."
4th October, 2006
a bout de souffle says:
"Brett explores the existence. His photographs are striking, ambiguous images of people that occupy the grey area between fact and fiction, blurring the boundaries between documentary photography and art forms such as painting, theatre and sculpture."
6th September, 2006
"All I have to say about Brett Walker, is that he's the best photographer in the whole wide world!!!!!"
25th August, 2006
(Fight this Generation) says:
"this is art this is something really great,something scratching into you,one of my favorite photographers in flickr a great photographer"
20th August, 2006
the Fingerprint File says:
"In the very short time that I've been posting to Flickr I've had the distinct pleasure of discovering some of the best photography I've come across - anywhere. Right at the top of my shortlist is Mr. Walker. He is a stellar shooter with so many sterling images to his credit that I have to admit - I wish they were mine. What an interesting world he must live in to not only see things the way he does but to actually be able to execute his skill at such a consistent level as to leave little doubt that he is becoming a true master in this game of photography.
And, as if that weren't enough, he's one hell of a great guy too. Without any solicitation on my part he took it upon himself to contact me personally offering not only words of praise but sound advice as well as encouragement. As we all know its nice to receive the occasional pat on the back or a few words of kindness but, when someone as qualified as Brett makes it a point to share such wisdom, well I have to tell you, it can take you away to a very incredible place.
Whether it be a daily shooter or a household name in a world where real talent isn't always packaged with a kind heart [a true rarity indeed] Brett Walker stands head & shoulders above the crowd. I'm humbled to be in his company and am truly grateful to have made his acquaintance. May all the blessings of success be your's, Brett, for many years to come!!!"
18th August, 2006
"brett, what can i say!!! he is my favorite guy of all time, he has taught me so many things in life, he has opened my eyes to many things in the past, he is with out doubt the best teacher not just in photography but also about life in general, he has been an inspiration to me ever since i met him some years ago, he has a certain aura about him that leaves a everlasting good effect on you, he bought me my first camera some months ago and im now totally hooked god bless you brett, he will always have a special place in my heart! top guy!!!!!"
4th July, 2006
"The main thing I like about Brett's images is the way he manages to capture a sense of timelessness. Many of these pictures would not be out of place is a Taschen book of photo icons. He's not afraid to post challenging and unusual shots, and I always look forward to his next offering."
18th June, 2006
"Photobrettwalker is not only a graet photographer, he is a great teacher as well. He introduced me to photography and even gave me my first camera. Brett has spent a lot of time teaching beginning photographers and helping them develope their tallent and style. Many people including myself, are very greatful for his help."
7th June, 2006
"Even in anonymity, this work would be famous."
28th May, 2006
"i have had the pleasure of watching brett walker grow for 23 years. You are still my absolute favorite vision enhancer, photographer, and i expect this to never change. Your photographs have influenced and motivated me since i was a youngone,when you made me sit under a tree in a park in tokyo for hours to teach me about how the sun creates the light, and shadows in different hours of the day.. ...please continue with your gift of vision."
20th May, 2006
Laurence Guenoun says:
"In just a few words i can resume what i think of your work : YOU HAVE SUCH A TALENT.
Looking at your picture is just like a travel bewteen beauty and humanity. You surely know how to capture both."
8th April, 2006
- Brett Walker
- March 2006