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About Me

Hi World!

I'M Brenda

I have had a love affair with photography for over 35 years.  Yes, I'm old school enough to have created images with film, and developed negatives and prints in a darkroom using alchemical soups.  Back in those days, I was enamored with alternative processes, especially hand-coloring black & white prints, and was even featured in a book published on hand-coloring in the mid '90's.  My work was featured in several photography magazines as well back in those days.


Fast forward to the digital era; I closed the door on my darkroom and never looked back.  It was an explosion of creative possibilities that didn't involve toxic chemicals - and I was hooked.  I fell in love with color and all the ways to express myself in that realm.   The images you will see here are a mixture of old & new; with many being created digitally, some digitally scanned silver prints, and hand-colored ones as well.   I also have plans to resurrect, via scanning, my collection of hand-colored silver prints, and plan to offer those originals in limited editions - so stay tuned!  

Thank you so very much for your interest in my work - enjoy!

My art business has been designated as a "Trusted Art Seller" with The Art Storefronts Organization, which means you can shop with confidence, and know that I stand behind the quality and value of my products.



Inspiration

Travel!  I thrive on new adventures in new locales and recording what I see with my camera; be it expansive vistas or the minutia of daily life in a different culture.  Mexico, Ireland, Paris & New Orleans are some of the places that I have explored.  Additionally, portrait photography has been a natural doorway to personal work featuring women, or goddesses, as I see them.  You will find this genre a major part of my offerings here.

Techniques

Currently, most of my technique is creative manipulation of digital files, be it a pop art effect (posterization example here), digital painting ("photo impressionism" example here), or compositing - combining different elements to create a mood or tell a story (here).  Also offered here are "vintage" images created in the previous century that find new life by way of scanning - either the original negative or the silver print.  

career highlights

Being featured in a book on hand-coloring photographs (Handcoloring Photographs by James McKinnis, Amphoto, 1994) was an honor and a thrill, as well as being featured in Darkroom Photography magazine in the early '90's.  I am honored to have my work in many private collections as well.

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Returns/Exchanges: My first priority is to delight you with your choice of artwork! If for any reason you are not happy with your order, please contact me so that we may resolve the problem in the best way possible. 100% Satisfaction Guarantee or your money back! Read My Return Policy Here

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