Taken along the scenic 13 mile drive at Red Rock Canyon near Las Vegas, NV.
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Brian Gardner Photography
[email protected] or 651-470-2105
About my photographs:
Photography has the capacity to tell a story and I strive to give my work a strong narrative quality. Even the most mundane subject matter has a tale to tell when we look closely.
I like to use subject matter with which viewers can identify. For this reason, many of the images I create are of landscapes. Many of my photographs are of a subject with which viewers are familiar and can be comfortable in assessing.
From a technical standpoint, I enjoy black and white photography. In general, I think black and white stimulates the viewers imagination more than color and allows me to emphasize contrasts. I enjoy experimenting with the use of contrast, often creating rather stark images of everyday scenes. However, youll see color photos from me when I think color adds to the final image.
I also like the technical challenge of special situations such as photographing at night. In this situation, the end result is rarely what I see while taking the photo. Some of the images Ive created are the result of 1 to 15 minute exposures.
Recent exhibitions, publications, etc.
2006 Northern Lights Exhibition, March and April 2006, sponsored by the White Bear Lake Center for the Arts, White Bear Lake, MN (Judges Choice Award, Wiemiller House photo)
2005 Pets and Picasso exhibition, September and October 2005, part of the Hopkins Center for the Arts exhibition and benefit for the Greater West Metro Humane Society, Hopkins, MN
2005 Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition, St. Paul, MN (Kenosha Streetcar photo)
Artist Gallery, June 2005 through October 2005, at the East Side Arts Council, St. Paul, MN
What I did on my Summer Vacation- From other lands to Minnesota, June 2005 through September 2005, part of the Minneapolis Foundations gallery show titled IDS Tower, Minneapolis, MN
The Writer's Harbrace Handbook, 3rd edition and Hodge's Harbrace Handbook, 16th edition (featuring Hurd House photo)
Building the Impossible: Architecture in Motion, February 2005 through April 2005, St. Thomas University architectural gallery show titled (Calatrava Art Museum #1 photo),
St. Paul, MN.
Aguirre private collection
Curated mnartists.org show, Night Photography and Low Light Photography
Member of the St. Paul Camera Club