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. His early work is part of many private collections.At a young age, Mr. Layne was offered an undergraduate teaching position where he conducted critiques and offered professional guidance to undergraduates of the photography program. Brett was the recipient of a highly regarded fellowship from the Art Institute of Chicago. He has spent years traveling the United States, creating beautiful portraiture for countless families and organizations. Mr. Layne’s current work decorates the homes of many distinguished families of the Washington Metropolitan area. He prides himself in capturing the best of his subjects, painstakingly reflecting on every detail and personal connection, and sharing that gift by creating beautiful objects of significance for his clients. Brett has created keepsakes for many notable business people, local celebrities and members of two White House administrations. In 2020 Mr. Layne completed a commission for The Supreme Court of The United States. His work, and that of The Lubin Portrait Studio is now recorded in the National Archive Collection of the United States. Mr. Layne is the lead artist of The Lubin Studio. He has trained and studied to achieve proficiency in Mr. Lubin's coveted, classical style of creating fine art portraiture.