Artist StatementPhotography to me is a way to share how I see the world, to tell a story without saying anything. I enjoy working in black and white, the contrast of light and dark inspires me to create strong works that can capture a viewers imagination and evoke an emotional response or start a conversation.
Brandi was born in Winnipeg, Canada in 1975. Photography has been a significant part of her life for as long as she can remember. Her love of picture taking is a direct result of her dad always keeping a camera in his work truck “just in case”. Her love has turned into a passion and that passion has continued to grow with every photograph taken. In 2004 she married and moved to the United States. Through the years as a military wife she has tried to hone her skills and learn new techniques to create pieces that translate emotion along with strong imagery. The many moves that come with military life have kept her points of inspiration everchanging but her determination to create evocative work has always been her goal. Her preference is to photograph in black and white and to capture spaces and places that have been abandoned and otherwise forgotten; however, she has started expanding her artistic horizons by working with varying subjects and colors including abstract and street photography.
2017 was Brandi's debut year for public showings. Up until this time her pieces were only shared among close friends and family. When a local call for entry presented itself Brandi went out of her comfort zone and submitted her work. Having all photographs accepted for the exhibit, her first showing was in Baltimore and since then she has been proud to be included in several local and national shows as well as online gallery exhibits and magazine publications.