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!