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.
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.
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.
At Bau-Xi Gallery, here.
A previous post, on The Junkie, here.
This is #24 in the series 150 Artists.