Brian Trainor Photography

A Constantly Changing Creative Work In Progress

Bio, Contact & Statement


Brian Trainor’s Contact Info

Cell (305)-721-7770 • briansgallery@comcast.net

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Biography

Brian Trainor is a photographic artist who through the use of a camera and more than thirty years of creating images has established what is often referred to as a fresh approach to fine art photographic. At first, Brian’s photography was nothing more than a creative outlet through which he could express himself and his ideas. His photography later led him to seven years of service as a U.S. Navy Photographer. After his Navy service Brian continued to create images and in 2005 he dedicated himself to explore photography as an art form through which he would tell his story and share his points of view on a variety of topics.

Brian’s desire to grow and mature as an artist can be seen clearly in the constantly expanding and evolving style of his work. Through his brilliant sense of curiosity, imagination, and unusual photographic techniques, Brian creates images of complex composition that allow the viewer to navigate the image toward an understanding of the content created. It is a mistake to think that these images are manipulated by computer effects. They are actually created by constant experimentation with photographic ideas, and techniques.

By expanding your idea of what photographic art is, you will appreciate how, through technique, and his unusual perspective, Brian is able to transform traditional, everyday subjects into a visual symphony of ideas.

Brian’s sense of curiosity and his vivid imagination results in what is an open minded approach to photography as an art form. Brian’s work is widely appreciated and continues to be shown in various public venues, private museums, galleries and colleges across South Florida. For Brian, the reward comes when someone stops to evaluate and understand what is being presented right before their eyes.

Artist Statement

Photographic Artist  Brian Trainor
As an artist, photography is a creative means of exploring and developing an understanding and appreciation for a subject and its potential for compositional importance.  
  
When viewing the subject, I begin to search for alternative ways to present it in an untraditional way. As I employ my imagination, creativity and sense of curiosity, I begin to develop my interpretation of the subject. The process evolves until the result is a unique image.
While most things have been photographed, my goal is to create an image that viewers are drawn to for its distinct perspective and innovation. When the connection between the viewer and the image occurs, the foundation for a renewed awareness and interest in the subject is established.
My desire to learn more about photography has led me to explore new ideas and methods in creating my work. I often find the lines, shapes, and colors of the subject to be more important than the actual subject itself. When I begin to evaluate common subjects ─ often everyday items such as paper, flowers, and water ─ I experiment with techniques that involve lightning, exposure, and atypical point of view. For example, through the use of wind-up flashlights, I’ve taken photography back to its textbook definition of painting with light. By adjusting aperture and length of exposure, I transform a subject into an original interpretation. By changing the traditional angle and viewpoint of a subject, I present a different look. The result is a photograph that is more compositionally complex and thought-provoking, an optical journey for the viewer.
After nearly three decades of shooting, it’s only been in the past few years that I have presented my work on a greater scale to the community at large. My experience in public venues has led me to search for and seek opportunities to further present my work to a larger viewing audience. My excitement for photography has always been strong and continues to grow as I explore the creative potential of the discipline as a form of art. My inspiration and satisfaction comes from seeing the positive and powerful effects my images create in people. I feel that I’ve accomplished one of my goals when a person has a newfound appreciation and understanding of photography as an art.
Brian Trainor

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