Amateur photographer from the USA.
Brandon Friend was born in Flushing, NY on April 20, 1980. He attended The University of Maryland College Park in 1998 where he studied in the Honors Art Program and received a BA degree in Fine Art. In 2002, Friend began his professional career with two solo exhibitions in Washington, D.C and Baltimore, MD. In 2008, he received his MFA degree in Fine Art from CUNY Queens College and currently works in his Long Island City studio. Friend’s works have been exhibited in galleries throughout the United States, including Seattle, WA; Kansas City, MO; New Orleans, LA; Austin, TX; Short Hills, NJ; New York, New York. In 2011 and 2012 his works were showcased with Lambert Arts in Fountain Art Fair, NY and Fountain Art Fair, Miami. He has been featured in several print and online publications such as The Washington Post, The Knight News, Working Class Magazine, The Daily Record, The Pitch Kansas City, Radar, artistaday.com, secretstill.com, sweet-station.com, artbookmke.com, and theworldsbestever.com.
Das eine Auge des Fotografen schaut weit geöffnet durch den Sucher, das andere, das geschlossene, blickt in die eigene Seele.
Fotografieren bedeutet den Kopf, das Auge und das Herz auf dieselbe Visierlinie zu bringen. Es ist eine Art zu leben.
Schönheit beglückt nicht den, der sie besitzt,
sondern den, der sie lieben und anbeten kann.
Most things in life are moments of pleasure and for me, photography is exactly that. Beauty is everywhere, in the least expected places and I hope to capture some of that beauty in my own way. I have spent my whole life living by the seaside on the suffolk coast and I love it. I like to challenge myself and enjoy experimenting with different techniques and subject matters. I hope you will enjoy looking at my work as much as I enjoy creating it. Thank you ~ Ally x “Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever... it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.” ~ Aaron Siskind