Brent Kirkman
Alpha Universe

Brent Kirkman


"The road to happiness lies in two simple principles: find what it is that interests you and that you can do well, and when you find it put your whole soul into it - every  bit of energy and ambition and natural ability you have - John D. Rockefeller III"

Brent spent his youth pounding up and down a swimming pool for his Country followed by a stint in the Navy as an Officer. After 25 years in the global IT sector he finally turned his true passion for cinematography, photography and aerial film into a full time career. Brent multi-tasks – flipping from stills to film without hesitation, using his pilot’s license when drone work is commissioned. As much as Brent loves photography, his heart lies in filming because he believes it is the perfect medium to explore human relationships and true storytelling. He works side by side with his wife and fellow Sony Europe Imaging Ambassador, Kate Hopewell-Smith, as an educator and mentor for Training by LUMIERE and in their destination wedding business. They describe their style as 'fine art storytelling' promising to capture natural emotion and human connection in a stylish and creative way. Crafting work that is genuine, beautiful and artistic, that stands out but also stands the test of time.

Ambassador's cameras and lenses


α7R III 35mm full-frame camera with autofocus


α9 full frame mirrorless camera with stacked CMOS sensor


α7 III with 35mm full-frame image sensor


FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM


FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS


FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS


Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA


FE 85mm F1.4 GM


FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM


High speed-flash