Artist member since 2018
David Brandy is an award-winning contemporary fine art photography artist. He began his creative career with a BA in Radio and Television Arts from Ryerson University. His practice has evolved from radio copywriter, to Founder and Creative Director of a communication and live events agency, to photographic storyteller.
Brandy captures transient moments that reflect the concept of “The Uncanny” – the psychological experience of something as strangely familiar. His photographs of familiar objects or places evoke a sense of being both beautiful and strange, reflecting a splendour we seldom notice. Hence his artistic mantra; "beauty can be strange and the strange can be beautiful."
Brandy received the Juror’s Choice Award from RMG Exposed 2019 fine art photography auction. He also won an Emerging Artists by Emerging Curator Award at the 2019 Toronto Outdoor Art Fair. His art sold over-asking in the Curatorial Collection at SNAP 2019 - Toronto’s premier fine art photography auction. He was a finalist in both the Quest Art 2018 National Art Prize, and the 2017 Salt Spring National Art Prize.
Brandy’s art hangs in his collectors’ residences and in commercial space across Canada.
Best season of the year in Toronto
Fall - best light of the entire year
Favourite musical artist / band right now
Arkells / Leon Bridges / London Grammar
When I'm not making art, I'm (a) ...
Who do you consider a genius?
Emily Carr / Man Ray / Dorthea Lange
When did you start making art, and why?
I was an agency Creative Director for 15 years. When that ended I needed a new creative outlet. Photography was it. I bought a Nikon DSLR and haven't looked back!
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