Jul 10, 2017

A Wounded Deer Leaps Highest

Hello loves! 
For those that know me, photography has truly been my catharsis. I've experienced first-hand how it can help heal a heart, ask and answer questions and provide a deeper meaning to life. 
Today I thought I'd share a newly released series that is really meaningful to me which I've been working on since the beginning of 2014 called A Wounded Deer Leaps Highest, which takes its title from an Emily Dickinson poem. This series illustrates the universally shared experience of loss using ice as a metaphor for life's hardships. Particularly for me, the loss of my parents. After my mothers passing in 2006 and my fathers in 2010 I found a bit of solace in the poetry of Emily Dickinson.

I felt a funeral in my brain,
And mourners, to and fro,
Kept treading, treading, till it seemed
That sense was breaking through.

And when they all were seated,
A service like a drum
Kept beating, beating, till I thought
My mind was going numb.

And then I heard them lift a box,
And creak across my soul
With those same boots of lead, again.
Then space began to toll

As all the heavens were a bell,
And Being but an ear,
And I and silence some strange race,
Wrecked, solitary, here.
I felt a funeral in my brain © Brandy Trigueros 2015
the heaven we chase © Brandy Trigueros 2014

(titles for the images in this series are excerpts from Emily Dickinson poems)

You can see more images from A Wounded Deer Leaps Highest under 'Portfolios' on my website or by clicking here

A behind-the-scenes with my amazing assistant Eddie!
I bid you adieu with one additional poem...

HOPE is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without the words,
And never stops at all,

And sweetest in the gale is heard;
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm.
I've heard it in the chillest land,
And on the strangest sea;
Yet, never, in extremity,
It asked a crumb of me.

Apr 17, 2017

Photo Independent: April 21 - 23

Happy springtime friends!

I'm excited to announce that several pieces from my There's No Other Like Your Mother series will be exhibited at Photo Independent at The Reef in downtown Los Angeles this coming weekend. Half price tickets are available for festival passes by entering the code PHOTO50 online during checkout.

Stop by and say hello!
Brandy

Feb 6, 2017

Upcoming Events

Thank you to all who made the All Women Are Dangerous opening at Building Bridges Art Exchange at Bergamot Station last month! Extremely thankful for all the amazing women who are constant beacons of love, strength and inspiration in my life! 
If you haven't had the chance to see the show, it has been extended through the end of February. 
There are two upcoming events for the exhibition:

Discussion of Women and Contemporary Photography
Saturday, February 11th from 3-5pm
Panelists include Crista Dix, Aline Smithson and Shana Nys Dambrot

Closing Party and Fundraiser
Saturday, February 25th from 5-8pm
All proceeds will go towards scholarships for female photographers at Venice Arts and the Los Angeles Center of Photography

Building Bridges Art Exchange
Bergamot Station
2525 Michigan Avenue, Unit F2
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Additional information can be found here

Thank you for your support friends!

Jan 1, 2017

Happy 2017!

This coming Saturday, January 7th, I hope you'll join me and 16 other fantastic photographers for the opening of All Women Are Dangerous at Building Bridges Art Exchange at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica. The show is part of the Month of Photography LA (MOPLA) and will run through February 15th.

Dec 31, 2016

So long 2016, don't let the door hit you where the good lord splits you

2016 has been both terrific and a tumultuously emotional year. I am beyond grateful for my family, friends and photography. In uncertain times, I remain hopeful and aim to be extra-loving and supportive to those around me and in need.

As I reflect on the year, I thought I'd share some of my favorite moments and images from 2016.

My unforgettable epic journey in Iceland
 and trip to New York
where Eddie and I feasted on mouthwatering pastrami and this fabulous Fairy Tale Fashion exhibition at The Museum at FIT
and made new friends such as the incredible Louis Mendes!
taking a dip in Palm Springs
paddle boarding in Fort Collins, Colorado during the Center Forward weekend, where I was thrilled to exhibit work at The Center for Fine Art Photography
(thank you to Sunshine Davis for the above two installation views of the exhibition)

Will you follow me down that old dirt road and get lost inside those mountains?
Will you rip up that map and dance inside the confetti?
Let's chase the horizon and find ourselves along the way. 
These are wandering feet and they wish for yours to join them.
-Tyler Knott Gregson

Looking forward to more traveling and exploring in 2017
Ren faire with a couple of my favorite bunnies
Seu Jorge tribute concert to David Bowie at the Theatre at Ace Hotel in downtown LA
Rain Room at LACMA with my light and love 
learning, experimenting and being challenged in new ways at CalArts
CalArts sublevel shenanigans with my best gal pals

A few goals for 2017 are to eat more fruits
 and vegetables
and most importantly to be loving and playful
Blessings and best wishes for an open heart, peace and a love-filled 2017!
Xo, Brandy

Sep 9, 2016

Center Forward Exhibition

Hello friends!

Tonight is the opening reception for the Center Forward exhibition at The Center for Fine Art Photography which I'm delighted to be apart of! If you're in the Colorado area I hope to see you there!

Jul 17, 2016

Land of Fire and Ice

Eddie and I journeyed to what truly felt like the center of the earth, to a land of Vikings, elves, hidden people and trolls in Iceland! It was a magnificent minefield of explosive energy and by far one of the most unique landscapes all-around we've had the pleasure of visiting.
We drove the ring road and our first stop was Vik, a southern village in Iceland where we spent some time on the black-sandy shore of Reynisfjara
Can you see the dog peeking up at me (bottom center of frame)?
These impressive basalt columns are formed by the cooling of lava flow
According to legend, two night-trolls attempted to drag a three-masted ship to land but were caught by the dawn and turned to stone as daylight broke
I fell in love with the Icelandic horses which almost resemble ponies because of their smallish size. Apparently they are one of the oldest and purest of equine breeds in the world. Originally brought to Iceland by Vikings
I could lay here all-day
first dinner in Iceland was delicious!
We stumbled upon this glacial lagoon around 11 pm and just sat there in the blue of "night" and took in the mesmerizing scene as icebergs floated by
endless picturesque views as we drove along the ring road
We made our way to Reykjavik and saw this beautiful exhibit, The Weather Diaries at The Nordic House by artists Sarah Cooper and Nina Gorfer who collaborated with different designers from Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands
(above image © Cooper & Gorfer)
As we walked inside, I got chills from this incredible hand-made dress from designers Gudrun & Gudrun
We also visited the National Gallery of Iceland where we saw this sculpture by Berlinde de Bruyckere
as well as these self-portraits and text works by Jona Hlif
"I dream of a man dressed in an Icelandic wool sweater and naked from the waist down playing the accordion while I beat him with a dry fish"
No trip to Iceland is complete without visiting the Blue Lagoon!
They provide silica masks while you soak in the warm geothermal waters
I made several self-portraits while exploring this magical land, here are some of my favorites
Until we meet again Iceland!