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 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!

Aug 13, 2015

LACP Members' Exhibition on view until August 29th at dnj Gallery

I just wanted to thank everyone who attended the opening reception of last month's Los Angeles Center of Photography Second Annual Members' Exhibition at dnj Gallery
For those who were unable to attend, the show runs through August 29th.