Brett Lloyd was born in the North of England. Despite living in London, he spends a lot of time in Italy - specifically Naples. His love for the paintings and sculptures of the Italian Renaissance and the films of neorealist Italian cinema are readily twisted into a modern context in his work.
Working from a stratification of emotions which define his playful, narrative-driven aesthetic, his work has been nurtured and enriched over the twelve years he has been allowed to observe Naples with his camera.
Lloyd’s fashion and documentary work combines this love with contemporary culture, the human condition and a love for classical figurative art. What arrives from this mix is a joy for life and beauty, the charged sexuality of teenage life with a slight undercurrent of danger that Naples doesn’t hesitate to provide. His vignettes of daily life on the beach in the southern Italian city have informed his work for major fashion brands such as Dior, Louis Vuitton, Moncler, Calvin Klein, Fendi, Brioni and Armani.
Following his debut book ‘Scugnizzi’ published by Dashwood Books in 2014, ‘Napoli, Napoli, Napoli’ is Lloyd’s first major book and the most substantial collection of his photography from Naples to date.
Bretts frequent editorial contributions can be seen in Vogue Italia, British Vogue, Another Man, Vanity Fair, Document Journal, Purple, Dust and Dazed & Confused.