HOWARD BRUNNER

About this work.......

The work featured on this website is from a series called URBAN EYES.  The series consists of photographs made during walks through the streets of Philadelphia. Photography is both my way of observing the world, and the best medium to describe my experience in it. My working method for these photographic walks is to use a hand held camera whenever possible. I’ve found that the simpler the tools, the more intuitively, rapidly, and freely I can work. 

Over the years, these urban walks have evolved into a kind of spiritual practice— a walking meditation of sorts. My best photographs occur when I am able to walk, look, and feel, unbound by conscious thought. The situations I encounter that evoke an emotional or spiritual connection are those most worthy of photographing. It's a loving feeling when these connections occur; I make the photographs almost out of gratitude. When I revisit the images on my computer, a rare few will stir up that same sense of deeper meaning, and these become the ones worth printing and sharing.  

About me........

I have a BFA in Graphic Design from the Philadelphia College of Art, a MFA in Photography from the University of Delaware. My work is represented in the collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Allentown Museum of Art, and the James A. Michener Museum of Art. For more detailed biographical information, and to see more of my work, please visit my web site.

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