Aug 1, 2018

Critical Mass 2018 Finalist!!

Thank you to all the hardworking esteemed jurors for selecting my series The Dadabyte Theater and to Photolucida for the fantastic opportunity! Honored to be amongst such wonderfully talented friends, colleagues and fellow photographers.

A full list of the 200 Critical Mass finalists can be viewed here

Jul 14, 2018

Lenscratch Feature

Tremendous thanks to the icredibly supportive Aline Smithson for featuring my latest series, The Dadabyte Theater on Lenscratch!

Jul 3, 2018

Happy 100th birthday Aunt Fern!

In celebration of my great Aunt Fern (aka Dodie) who would've turned 100 today, I thought I'd share a few images from her early life along with images I captured of her in her 90s.

Fern Doris was born on July 3rd 1918 in Los Angeles, California
Dodie was 17 1/2 years old in the below photograph which was taken in San Jacinto, California
With her husband Frank
Dodie took great pride in her home and is seen here roofing it in 1979
Below are images from an early series titled Aunt Fern. Shortly after being the main caretaker for my father who passed away in 2010 from cancer, I once again was faced with a similar situation with my 92-year old Aunt Fern. This time around picking up my camera as a coping mechanism to help with the grief as well as documenting our time together and the process of preparing for death.
"Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly."

Nov 10, 2017

The Dadabyte Theater Solo Exhibition at CalArts

Thank you to all my amazing friends, family and colleagues who attended my solo exhibition at CalArts! Your support means the world to me!
Tour of the sublevel
Images of the exhibition

Nov 2, 2017

Solo Show at CalArts - November 9, 2017

Warmest greetings!

I'm excited to announce that I'll be sharing my newest body of work titled, The Dadabyte Theater at California Institute of the Arts in Gallery D300 next week. Reception is being held on Thursday, November 9, 2017 from 8 - 10 pm. I hope you can join me!

California Institute of the Arts
Gallery D300
24700 McBean Parkway
Valencia, CA 91355


Sep 9, 2017

California Rising at Fabrik Projects Gallery

Tonight is the opening of the inaugural show "California Rising" at Fabrik Projects Gallery, if you're in Los Angeles, please stop by!

September 9-October 16, 2017

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 9th, 5-8 pm

Fabrik Projects
2636 S. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90034


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