Brett Layne holds a Baccalaureate in Fine Artistry from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. As an interdisciplinary artist he focused in fine art photography, visual and critical studies, archival chromogenic and monochrome photographic developing, multimedia printing and classical painting. Brett not only had to master the art and practice of the dark room, but the digital realm, as well.  During his study, Brett was personally invited by the Dean of Photography to show his work in exhibitions and publications.

Brett was offered an undergraduate teaching position where he conducted critiques and offered professional guidance to undergraduates of the photography program.  Upon graduation, Brett was the recipient of a highly regarded fellowship from the Art Institute of Chicago. He has since exhibited in galleries throughout North America. He has spent years traveling the United States, creating beautiful portraiture for countless families and organizations.