David Brandy’s photographs investigate the subject of aesthetics, where aesthetics is understood to mean not merely the theory of beauty, but the theory of the qualities of feeling. Imagine an instance where a photograph can be seen and felt as both familiar yet alien at the same time – the result of locating the strangeness in the ordinary.
Brandy is drawn to transient moments that emphasize a strong sense of absence or isolation. Moments that reflect 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. His practice has evolved from radio copywriter, to Founder and Creative Director of a marketing events agency, to photographic storyteller.
Brandy’s work was chosen for the 2019 SNAP For ACT Curatorial Collection photographic fundraiser.
He was invited to exhibit his work in the Scarborough Arts booth at the 2018 Toronto Outdoor Art Fair.
He was a finalist in both the Quest Art 2018 TD Wealth | Thor Wealth Management Group National Art Prize, and the 2017 Salt Spring National Art Prize.
His images have been published in PhotoEd and Zettel magazines and in three volumes of the Scarborough Arts “Big Art Book”.
He is a frequent contributor to the international online magazine “Grryo.com”.
He’s also a member of Gallery 44 Centre For Contemporary Photography.
Brandy’s art is found in private and corporate collections across Canada.
He currently works and lives in Toronto.
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