150 Artists

24/150: David Burdeny – Long Exposures

Blue Coast, Realmonte, Agrigento, Sicily

Born in Winnipeg, David Burdeny (b: 1968) started to photograph the prairie landscape at age 12, making his own black and white prints in a makeshift darkroom that also served as his bedroom closet. He is an acclaimed photographer whose travel-inspired landscapes are characterized by unusually long exposures that result in detailed images and soft colour studies.

Sandbars, Bahamas

His recent series Oceans is perfect for Earth Day, to remind us of the beauty we are jeopardizing. The series explores geological formations of water bodies in the Bahamas, Australia, and Europe, capturing the complex, abstract qualities of the deep sea.  These works are a featured exhibition at the Scotiabank Contact Photo Festival in Toronto.

Shark Bay, Gascoyne, Western Australia

Burdeny purposefully photographs in poor light and near darkness. He uses unusually long exposures to see that which our eyes cannot. His images have been described as ominous, haunting and meditative.

David Burdeny’s website, here.

A previous post, on The Junkie, here.

This is #24 in the series 150 Artists.

4 replies »

  1. Burdeny’s work is everything you’ve described above. I can’t add, nor improve. I see the effect of the prairies in his work, the wide open space and endless horizon. Your previous post on him is wonderful. Great choice for Earth Day, and a happy one to you!

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