Curate Your Life
Inspire your heart & transform your world with my open edition film & digital photographic prints. Each photograph can be crafted as a framed or unframed print, metal print, wall art, canvas print, acrylic print & more. Every purchase comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee from Fine Art America/Pixels & arrives at your door "ready to hang" with pre-attached hanging wire, mounting hooks, & nails.
Film & Digital Photographic Artwork
Welcome to Bruce Davis Photo, my online gallery & shop powered by Fine Art America/Pixels. I am a film & digital photographer who meticulously does his own developing & processing in studio. I turn each image I capture into a beautiful print made available here on several different types of fine art papers & mediums - & with hundreds of framing options to choose from. I develop each film negative by hand using hand mixed chemicals, then scan or enlarge each negative before turning it into a beautiful print made available to you here. My digital photography is carefully processed & edited by me in my studio before being made made available to you here. Please take a moment to read about my creative process & artist statement below. These statements will help you understand me, my process & my work through a deeper, more connected perspective. If you have any questions about me, my process or my work - or if you wish to discuss available print options - including original limited edition prints, please contact me below. Each image may be purchased as a canvas print, framed print, metal print, & more. Every purchase comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee from Fine Art America/Pixels.
Tired Soul no. 1 by Bruce Davis
Deck Lines no. 1 - 120 film by Bruce Davis
Kinky Love no. 1 Toronto - 120 film by Bruce Davis
Winter Trees In Early Morning Fog - 120 film by Bruce Davis
The Long Walk Goodbye - 120 film by Bruce Davis
The Cave - 120 film by Bruce Davis
Teapot Study no. 2 by Bruce Davis
Ogdensburg-Prescott International Bridge Prescott, Ontario Detail by Bruce Davis
Load by Bruce Davis
Pure no. 5 by Bruce Davis
Pure no. 1 by Bruce Davis
Tired Soul no. 3 by Bruce Davis
Christmas Cactus by Bruce Davis
Senescence no. 8 - Bloom by Bruce Davis
Coffee Beans no. 4 by Bruce Davis
Frontenac Provincial Park Waterfall - Colour by Bruce Davis
Sun and Ice no. 4 by Bruce Davis
Heavy Rain Part 4 - 120 film by Bruce Davis
ROM Lines no. 1 by Bruce Davis
White Gladiolus no. 1 - 120 film by Bruce Davis
Senescence no. 9 - Reproduction and Death by Bruce Davis
Heavy Rain part 2 - 120 film by Bruce Davis
Senescence no. 7 - Bloom by Bruce Davis
8 Brothers And One Fell Down 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 categorize each photo after I've finished developing & editing them. 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 darkroom & 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 & 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 & I surround my life with creativity.
I adore vinyl records, & listening to music. I am into Synthwave, French House, Downtempo, 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. are 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.
I photograph architecture & design, street photography, still life & creative fine art, portraits, lifestyle, abstract & minimalism (or anything I find creative & inspiring).
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, Fred Herzog, Diane Arbus, Robert Mapplethorpe, Aaron Siskind, Berenice Abbott, Andrea Kertesz, Saul Leiter, Vivian Maier, Edward Burtynsky & all my friends on ViewBug, Instagram & Fine Art America.