I’m Brian Bravender, a 7th generation New Orleanian who loves taking photographs. I've been taking pictures and dabbling in many other forms of art all of my life. I feel a strong connection with art. I've always had a passion for photography. As an art form, it allows me to capture a moment, an emotion, or a spirit. The color, architecture, and history of New Orleans have always inspired me. I say that I have the opposite of color blindness...when I see an object or a place, I see a depth and richness of color that may not be visible to the naked eye. As much as I love people and the social aspect of life, I have a passion for photographing objects and places. Objects that people often pass by and ignore. Places that you wouldn't normally consider beautiful. Highlighting details and letting my subjects tell you their story. I'm just capturing them on my journey through life!
There are lots of things that inspire me. My major inspiration is the City of New Orleans and everything it has to offer! Finding those objects and places that people pass by and telling their story. Then there's color, history, architecture, and nature. Life itself is also a big inspiration for me. Life in terms of a journey. It can be as adventurous or as slow paced as you want it to be. It doesn't matter what type of journey you're on, the important part is what you learn from it. There's something to be learned from every experience. Obstacles, opportunities, successes, and celebrations! How you react or grow from each experience will change the entire course of your journey, for better or worse. Life itself is a big journey. It's a journey that doesn't necessarily end, it evolves into something new! Doors close and doors open. You can travel the same journey twice and never get the same results. The possibilities are endless!