Brett Simison is an editorial, commercial and fine art photographer based in Vermont. Over the course of his career, he has worked for a variety of commercial advertising and editorial clients throughout the United States, Mexico, and Central America, ranging from studio product photography, to assignments in the jungles of Guatemala, to teaching photography at the college level.
After receiving a degree in Zoology from the University of Florida, Brett trained as an assistant under National Geographic wildlife photographer Michael “Nick” Nichols. After years of working with Nick and assisting for commercial photographers in his spare time, he went on to a successful career in corporate interactive design and programming, heading up the interactive department of a major online advertising agency while covering assignments on the weekends. In 2006, Brett transitioned to photography full time.
His clients and publications include Outside Magazine, The New York Times, National Geographic Online, Backpacker Magazine, Capital Magazine, Concepts by Hochtief (Germany), Beer Advocate, Harcourt Houghton-Mifflin, Time Magazine Asia, Skiing Magazine, Sizzle, Blue Ridge Outdoors, Dirt Rag, Outdoor Traveler, Patagonia, The University of Virginia, Middlebury College, Pomona College, the New England Culinary Institute, the State University of New York, Landor Associates, and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters.
The native of Citronelle, Alabama now lives with his wife Amy and son Connor in the city of Vergennes, Vermont.