David Brandy’s photographs capture transient moments that reveal objects or places that are altered or detached from their natural function or place.
He seeks scenes that emphasize a strong sense of absence or isolation; images that evoke a concern for the people who aren’t there or for the isolated person who is there.
“Who was just here?” or “Where did they go?” or “Who’s about to show up here?” or “Why is that person there?” are all questions that inspire Brandy to seek out a splendour we seldom notice; revealing that beauty can be strange — and the strange can be beautiful.
Brandy began his creative career with a BA in Radio and Television Arts from Ryerson University.
It has evolved since then from radio copywriter to Founder/Creative Director of a live-events agency, to photographic storyteller.
Brandy was one of six artists chosen by Scarborough Arts to exhibit in their inaugural booth at the 2018 Toronto Outdoor Art Fair.
In March 2018 his work was chosen to be part of the annual juried fundraiser “SNAP For ACT” (Aids Committee Toronto).
His work was also chosen as a Finalist in the 2017 Salt Spring National Art Prize. SSNAP received submissions from over 1,200 artists from across Canada in 2017, from which 39 finalists were chosen.
Brandy has also been a Scarborough Arts Juror’s Choice winner three years running (2015-2017), having his images published in the Scarborough Arts’ “Big Art Book” annual.
His images have been published in PhotoEd and Zettel magazines, and he’s a “Storyteller” for the international creative blog, Grryo.com (#wearegrryo).
His art is found in private collections across Canada. He currently works and lives in Toronto.
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