Jun 29, 2016

Honorable Mention ~ HOME Contest

Hello and happy summertime to all!
My image Temperamental received an honorable mention in the HOME contest through Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, take a look here!
Thank you to all the jurors!

Jun 20, 2016

In memory of mom

"We all have a personal pool of quicksand inside us where we begin to sink and need friends and family to find us and remind us of all the good that has been and will be."

10 years ago today my heart was shattered by the loss of my beautiful beloved best friend, my mother Sherryl. Although a piece of my heart will always remain missing, I am forever grateful for all the words of encouragement, prayer and utmost love and support from friends and family throughout these years.
I'd especially like to thank my husband Eddie who would hold me many a nights as I cried myself to sleep.
You have been my rock. 
Thank you dearest loves, from the depths of my heart, thank you.
Mother, 6 Months © Brandy Trigueros

May 13, 2016

7th Annual Center Forward

Beyond thrilled to be selected for the 7th Annual Center Forward Exhibition at The Center for Fine Art Photography! Heartfelt thanks to the wondrous jurors Hamidah Glasgow & Aline Smithson!!
Such an honor!

The exhibition can be viewed here
Opening reception will be held on Friday, September 9th

May 3, 2016

Curiouser and curiouser

"It's no use going back to yesterday because I was a different person then." ~Lewis Caroll
A peek at our Alice in Wonderland unbirthday tea party over the weekend...thank you to my darling Mad Hatter for the surprise fun!

My actual birthday was celebrated in Palm Springs with a wonderful community of photographers during the Palm Springs Photo Festival, including Julie Blackmon who shared her process, influences which are mostly drawn from Dutch and Flemish genre painters and heart. 
Here Julie shares some of her work prints
I thoroughly enjoyed the pool in the lovely Mid-century modern house we were lucky to visit...I love these miniatures I found
After an inspirational day of photographing and swimming, a slideshow of my work was presented at the Annenberg Theater of the Palm Springs Art Museum, what an absolute honor.
Thank you to Jeff Dunas and all those involved with helping to make the festival a fantastic one!

Mar 29, 2016

APA LA Off the Clock Personal Photography Exhibition ~ April 9th

Thank you to Julie Grahame, curator for this years APA LA Off the Clock Personal Photography Exhibition who selected my below image for the exhibition. The gala opening will be held on Saturday, April 9th at Santa Monica Art Studios from 7pm - 10pm 
Nesting © Brandy Trigueros 2014

Mar 23, 2016

LACP's 2nd Annual Gala and Print Auction Fundraiser

Hello loves! Happy Spring!

My below piece, Divided Heart, will be available for auction amongst so many amazing artists at Los Angeles Center of Photography's 2nd Annual Gala and Print Auction Fundraiser next week! All proceeds will go towards funding LACP's outreach programs with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Los Angeles and the Spark Program. More details can be found here
Divided Heart © Brandy Trigueros

Nov 23, 2015

Musée Magazine Issue 13 "Women"

The latest issue of Musée Magazine, "Women" was just released and I'm thrilled to be one of the selected artists. This beautiful issue is solely dedicated to women artists and can be read here

Nov 11, 2015

A rainy day in Los Angeles

Some post-Halloween fun...
Eddie and I made paper mache masks and posed as our favorite mischievous magpies, Heckle and Jeckle!
Also, in case you missed the 2015 Lenscratch Mask Exhibition, take a peek here!

Oct 13, 2015

Your Daily Photograph

My self-portrait Les Merle is featured on YourDailyPhotograph today as part of their Paris exhibition.
Many thanks to Daniel Miller of Duncan Miller Gallery for the opportunity! 

Sep 23, 2015

Thanks for your support friends!

This past weekend was a whirlwind of fun! Thank you to all those who came out!
I dressed up for Friday's opening of The Marvelous Minds, a surrealist show on the Mezzanine of The Last Bookstore which I'm thrilled to be apart of!
My best pal Miss Mindy and a snippet of her wondrous piece she painted live
Isaac Takeuchi performed beautifully on the cello
With my Housewife piece

The show runs through November 1st if you find yourself in downtown LA

Slideluck on Saturday was a sugary sweet evening of photography! I brought this strawberry lemonade cake to the dessert potluck.
I was really excited to be one of the featured artists. Big thanks to all those involved with coordinating a great show and specifically to Evan O'Brien, director and awesome host!

Sep 9, 2015

Critical Mass Finalist

Just received news that my There's No Other Like Your Mother series was selected as one of the Top 200 Finalists in the Photolucida Critical Mass competition. The full list of finalists can be found here
Congratulations to all the finalists, I am overjoyed and honored to be amongst you!

Aug 26, 2015

Wild Geese

You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting-
over and over announcing your place
In the family of things.

-Mary Oliver (1986)

Aug 24, 2015

September 18th & 19th

Hello loves!
Super excited for two separate shows next month on September 18th and 19th in Los Angeles! 

First is a surrealist themed exhibition in downtown LA at The Last Bookstore on Friday, September 18th. Some of my favorite artists (and beloved friends!) will also be in this exhibition which I'm honored to be apart of!
Also, on September 19th, I will be one of the featured artists at the next Slideluck Los Angeles event happening at Temporary Space LA. It'll be an evening of music, food and art!

Tickets can be purchased here for only $5 
Doors open at 6pm. Slides and dessert potluck starts at 7:45pm
I hope you'll join me!
Wishing you a slice of optimistic loveliness and a wondrous week ahead!
Xo, Brandy

Aug 21, 2015

New Mexico Meanderings

I recently went on a solo road trip to New Mexico. What a journey! 
I took a workshop with Keith Carter thru the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops and traversed sheets of rain, (golf ball sized) hail, thunder and intense lightening storms...not to mention a dust devil vortex which cracked my windshield and near bunny kills on the freeway throughout my travels but after seeing a double rainbow I knew all would be okay! 
The last leg of my trip I ended up at White Sands which was GORGEOUS!
"We live at the level of our language. Whatever we can articulate, we can imagine, develop & explore."

The humorous and poetic Keith Carter
our class portrait
Keith shared some of his beautiful prints with the class
Several images I made while at the workshops
a couple self-portraits
 Such a wonderful show at Photo-Eye gallery of Keith and Kate Breakey
Of course I had to visit their fantastic bookstore (which I highly recommend if in Santa Fe)
Joel-Peter Witkin's 'Above The Arcade' piece at Andrew Smith Gallery
my hike up to the Kasha-Katuwe tent rocks
 although the drive was at times scary with the somewhat crazy tropical weather, there were some enchanting sights
stopped at Stranger Factory gallery in Albuquerque...love this piece by Kelly Denato
before heading home I drove to White Sands and stayed in Alamogordo to escape the hot fat welcoming sunbeams
although I was exhausted and my heart yearned to be home, it was well worth the trek!
 one last beautiful New Mexico sunset with Kermie
There are rainbows in our future dear friends...let's stay on the path so we can find them.
Xo, Brandy

Aug 17, 2015

The Swap

The beautifully talented Alison Turner and I are featured on Stuart Pilkington's 'The Swap'. 
I photographed Alison while we were hanging out together at Mono Lake. 
I love her portrait of me, take a look here
Stuart asked us a few questions regarding our collaboration which can be found here
Many thanks to Stuart for the opportunity to be apart of this wonderful portrait project!