Curate Your Life, Inspire Your Heart & Transform Your World
Welcome to Bruce Davis Photographs, my online gallery shop powered by Fine Art America/Pixels. Shop for artwork based on themed collections for your design & expression needs. Every purchase comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee & arrives at your door "ready to hang" with pre-attached hanging wire, mounting hooks, & nails. Each image may be purchased as a framed or unframed print, metal print, wall art, canvas print, wood print, acrylic print & more.
Film & Digital Photography Artwork
I am an film & digital photographer who meticulously does his own developing & processing in studio. I develop each negative by hand & turn it into a unique print available to you for order. My digital photography is carefully processed & edited on my computer & made available here in my gallery shop. Please read about my creative process/artist statement below to help you see me & my work through a deeper perspective. If you have any questions about me, my work or available print options, please contact me below. Each image may be purchased as a canvas print, framed print, metal print, and more. Every purchase comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee.
Sun and Ice no. 12 by Bruce Davis
Sun and Ice no. 10 by Bruce Davis
Sun and Ice no. 11 by Bruce Davis
Sun and Ice no. 9 by Bruce Davis
Sun and Ice no. 8 by Bruce Davis
Sun and Ice no. 7 by Bruce Davis
Sun and Ice no. 6 by Bruce Davis
Sun and Ice no. 5 by Bruce Davis
Sun and Ice no. 4 by Bruce Davis
Sun and Ice no.1 by Bruce Davis
Sun and Ice no. 2 by Bruce Davis
Sun and Ice no. 3 by Bruce Davis
3 Sisters - 120 film by Bruce Davis
Red Rose no. 2 - 120 film by Bruce Davis
Moth Orchid no. 2 - 120 film by Bruce Davis
White Gladiolus no. 3 - 120 film by Bruce Davis
Dependable Vacuum - 120 film by Bruce Davis
Corner Gas - 120 film by Bruce Davis
Muffler No. 1 - 120 film by Bruce Davis
Once Here - 120 film by Bruce Davis
Boat House in Iroquois no.2 - 120 film by Bruce Davis
1234 no.1 Toronto 2019 - 120 film by Bruce Davis
Crossing Here Ottawa, Ontario - 120 film by Bruce Davis
Perth 3,4,5 - 120 film by Bruce Davis
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About Me & My Work
WHY I PHOTOGRAPH
I curate my life with emotion, moments in time & inspiration & I love to use photography as a way to build on that collection. Sharing these collections & emotions with people that see what I see & feel what I feel really excites me.
Curate your life, inspire your heart & transform your world.
MY CREATIVE PROCESS (ARTIST STATEMENT)
I document my day-to-day experiences through my lens & then decide how to categorise each photo after I've finished developing & editing them. My photography is broken into categories after the fact. Each photo is a presentation of a moment, of something that caught my eye & required my attention. I tend to see balance & form, light & shadow. I find the abstract in everyday things & I find unique & interesting moments with people on the street. I tend to capture memories & nostalgia. I love strange & haunting still life minimalism & photography that tells a story. My creativity is hardwired to my emotional state & a lot of my inspiration is driven by the concept of nostalgia. When I see something that connects to a feeling inside me, I want to capture it, I want to study it and I want to share it. I like to let time influence my creative decisions in my art, so I will let photographs sit for years before I develop them.
PHOTOGRAPHY IN MY LIFE
My exploration of the art of photography began when I was still in high school, living & in Toronto when my friend & I found a darkroom kit, including an enlarger, on the side of the road, destined for the garbage. We bundled everything we could, including the trays & pans, carrying everything on our backs, slowly making our way back to my home. Right away I set up my new darkoom & I quickly learned all I could about creating photographs & developing film by reading books & studying what I considered to be the 'greats' in the art of photography. I would spend hours in my families half unfinished basement developing print after print, photo after photo, until I completely stunk of darkroom chemicals & no one wanted to socialize with me anymore. I would photograph the streets of Toronto & take my friends & lovers.
I am professional film & digital photographer who has been photographing in one form or another for over 24 years. Photography is both a tool & form of expression for me. I love being creative with my camera & I love using my camera to express myself.
Available art is a big part of who I am. I want my work to be accessible to people. I want people to feel they can connect to me & my work in a way that suits them & makes them comfortable.
I love photographing in black & white. It allows me to see things more objectively. Colour is also a powerful tool that brings vibrancy & expression, so I also love to photograph in colour as well.
I am a Canadian photographer, born in Truro Nova Scotia, Canada, who has lived & worked in Toronto & Ottawa, Ontario, & now resides just south of Ottawa in South Dundas, Ontario. My photography work has been published in the LCBO Food Guide, tourism magazines in Eastern Ontario & a Canadian military history book. I also have an extensive background in Film & Television as an Assistant Director & Writer/Producer. I am very skilled with Project Management for large scale creative projects.
Photography is both a tool & form of expression for me. I love being creative with my camera & I love using my camera to express myself.
I adore vinyl records, & listening to music. I am into Synthwave, French House, Hip-hop, Jazz, Blues. Artists I am into are, Aphex Twin, Marconi Union, Loscil, Still Corners, LCD Soundsystem, Timecop1983, The Midnight, FM-84, The Hidden Cameras, Allman Brothers, Kings on Leon, Kendrick Lamar, Tragically Hip. The list goes on.
I am a big collector of things. I collect Word of Springfield Simpson toys & yes, many of them are still in box. I cherish my collection of records & books. I also love collecting personal experiences.
Making dinner & hanging out with my friends & my wife, Janet is the best thing in the world to me.
My dog, Bailey & my cat, Chicken & my daughter C. is very special to me.
I really dig playing tabletop & card games. Camping & riding my bike long distances with Janet are amazing things to me.
Emotional intelligence & functional empathy are top on my list.
I always unplug as much as possible to keep my mind clear of undue influence & content. I am into a more analog approach to my social/professional networking these days. I am into meeting people face-to-face & talking on a phone.
WHAT I PHOTOGRAPH
Anything that makes me feel something.
I love photographing & I want to have fun doing it, so I will photograph anything that meets the above criteria. I don't want to put myself into too many photography genre boxes. I want to photograph everything around me & use my cameras as creative & expressive tools.
My architecture & design work is about finding the emotion or spirit of someone's design. It is about capturing the form & beauty of something intentional, of something designed & of something constructed.
My creative fine art work is about exploring myself in expressive, creative ways with my camera. I enjoy finding inspiration in early marketing & advertising work from the 50s & 60s & well as classic paintings & sculptures from neoclassical, renaissance, modern & post modern eras. I enjoy finding beauty in everyday aspects of life & if i can photograph that in an emotional meaningful way, then I have accomplished what I set out for.
My street or documentary photography is my diary. The photographs are my personal reflections & observations. I don't like talking too much about the context of that work. I like the images to speak for themselves, like a form of poetry. I hope the viewer just feels something, feels connected to the moment & connected to me.
My abstract photography is about exploring our world from unique, creative & different perspectives.
Time is an important factor in my photography. I love when I feel like I am moving through time & place & I can photograph that.
KEY DESIGN WORDS THAT INFLUENCE MY WORK
Inspired Refined Honest Layered Elevated Well-appointed Collected Aspirational Reimagined Eclectic Artistic Tailored Clean Curated.
MY APPROACH TO FILM PHOTOGRAPHY
My first love is film. There is something magical about putting a roll of film into a camera knowing that my world will be processed through a certain type of grain, colour, contrast & exposure. There is also something amazing about leaving a roll of film sit for a bit before developing it. Let memory be an influence on creative choices.
I like the permanence of some choices through film.
Film feels real.
MY APPROACH TO DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
I have learned to really love & respect digital photography. I am able to do some really creative things in low light & difficult situations. Digital also gives me tremendous flexibility with creative choices so that I can bring my projects where I want them to go for me & for me clients. Digital is a fun medium to shoot & with beautiful results.
Creativity & Curiosity, Mindfulness & Emotional Intelligence, Passion, Open-Mindedness, Respect, Empathy, Courage & Compassion, BLM.
PHOTOGRAPHERS I'M INTO
Edward & Brett Weston, Fed Herzog, Diane Arbus, Robert Mapplethorpe, Berenice Abbott, Andrea Kertesz, Saul Leiter, Vivian Maier & Edward Burtynsky.