The Alternative Approach: Kiernan Gallery Exhibition Catalogue Vol. XXV, Kat Kiernan (editor), The Kiernan Gallery, Lexington, VA, 2014 Through the Lens: Creating Santa Fe, Mary Anne Redding and Krista Elrick (editors), Museum of New Mexico Press, Santa Fe, 2009
My images span a broad range of interests ranging from travel and street to landscape photography and many are motivated by an interest in social topographies and how these can be depicted visually.
Images are taken with a variety of cameras (from point and shoot to large format) utilizing both film and digital methods. Recent work is largely digital and much of this work is being done with tilt-shift lenses since these lenses allow for perspective adjustments in camera thereby lessening the need for manipulation. Prints are either archival pigment, silver gelatin, platinum-palladium, or albumen.
Santa Fe New Mexico based photographer Brian Edwards has been photographing since the early 1980s. He studied at the University of California San Diego Extension, the College of DuPage (Glen Ellyn, Illinois), and at Santa Fe Community College, where he studied Documentary Photography and Advanced Black and White (film) Photography with Norman Mauskopf. Brian also studied studio lighting and portrait photography at the Santa Fe Workshops with Doug Merriam and David Robin. He recently attended Christopher James' workshop on alternative processes concentrating on platinum/palladium printing as well as Jennifer Schlesinger's workshop on Albumen printing.
Since 2009, Brian has participated in the New Mexico Portrait Project that has documented the people of New Mexico through portraits taken annually at the New Mexico Expo (State Fair).
His work has appeared in Landscape Photography Magazine and was included in the recent exhibition Through the Lens: Creating Santa Fe at the New Mexico Palace of the Governors and published in the associated book (Mary Anne Redding and Krista Elrick, editors, Museum of New Mexico Press, 2008).
Brian received a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, San Diego.
He is currently enrolled in the MFA program in Photography at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.
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