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.
Sunrise over Charleston Lake, Ontario by Bruce Davis
Sunset Over Algonquin by Bruce Davis
lilac in the sunlight by Bruce Davis
sunrise over frozen drops of water by Bruce Davis
Union Station - 2011 by Bruce Davis
In the Hand by Bruce Davis
White Gladiolus no. 1 - 120 film by Bruce Davis
Pure no. 5 by Bruce Davis
Senescence no. 8 - Bloom by Bruce Davis
8 Brothers And One Fell Down by Bruce Davis
Faces Fade by Bruce Davis
Christmas Cactus by Bruce Davis
Heavy Rain Part 4 - 120 film by Bruce Davis
The Long Walk Goodbye - 120 film by Bruce Davis
Morning Trees in Fog by Bruce Davis
White Gladiolus no. 3 - 120 film by Bruce Davis
Senescence no. 9 - Reproduction and Death by Bruce Davis
Across The Shadows Ottawa - 135 film by Bruce Davis
Sun and Ice no. 9 by Bruce Davis
Ogdensburg-Prescott International Bridge Prescott, Ontario Detail by Bruce Davis
Sun and Ice no. 12 by Bruce Davis
The Abstraction Of A Peacock Feather no. 3 by Bruce Davis
A Frame with a chair - 135 film by Bruce Davis
Senescence no. 7 - Bloom by Bruce Davis
Displaying: 1 - 24 of 469
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, Paul Strand, 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.