Lenny Brando

Writer and Photographer

About Lenny Brando

Lenny Brando is a writer and photographer.

Prior to his creative career, Lenny worked in Information Technology in the City of London for several years before moving to the Aviation Sector. His IT work took him to Dublin, London, Dallas and New York. Lenny lived in Surrey and London during his years in the UK.

During his photographic career, Lenny won numerous awards and was President of the Irish Professional Photographers Association (IPPA) from May 2014 to October 2016. Lenny was awarded Irish Professional Portrait Photographer of the Year in 2017 and was winner of the Open/Creative category in 2019. Lenny has associate level qualifications from the IPPA and the SWPP.

In 2020, Lenny formally launched his writing career, with the publication of Lasting Scars. A novel set around Portobello Road, London, the story follows Alice Madsen after she is wrongly implicated in a London terror attack, and is forced to battle the vengeful attacks from Lewis Cole, whose twin brother is badly injured in the incident.

Lenny has finished the first draft of a second novel, Five Dead in Richmond, London and after the thorough review by his editor, Brian Langan, the next draft will be tackled. In Five Dead, a young woman is murdered, and DI Wilbur Hayes, a burnt out detective gets the chance to rescue his career, but as he investigates, he discovers layers of deceit that force him to choose between justice and his career.

In a recent interview, when asked about the differences between the three careers, Lenny said, “There are major synergies between all three. In application development, you had to structure and plan your application before you began to code. An application processes information, there is a beginning process and an end process. I adapted that approach to my writing. Further, I wrote hundreds of thousands of words in technical reports and specifications, so stringing sentences together wasn’t a problem. Granted, the style had to be adapted, as technical writing differs greatly from creative writing. Technical writing is all about telling explicitly, it’s logical, whereas creative writing is about showing, it’s more emotional. The photography is obviously creative, however, there are technical aspects to it, you need to be aware of many variables and be able to channel those into the end result. Photography also taught me that you can be the best photographer in the world, but unless you do your sales and marketing properly, you may never sell a single photograph. So yes, there is a common thread between the three and in the world we live in today, you need to be multi skilled or have the resources to hire those skills. Creative talent alone is not enough.”

 

See Lenny on Amazon:

www.amazon.com/author/lennybrando

 

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