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Latest images from epic lightning storm December 2014

Prints for sale

All unframed prints are $95 + $10 postage and handling within Australia. Size of prints are approximate maximum size and may vary slightly with each image due to the aspect ratio of the shot. The difference is usually no more than a one or two centimetres.

Ordering

To order any prints or make an enquiry please contact Michael through his email address:

art on the brain

Michael Bryant is among many Kingscliff artists working within the beautiful Tweed Shire.

He has a passion for the right brain approach to all art forms, hence the name of his art practice - Art on the Brain. His drawings that were developed using R-Mode (right hand brain) drawing techiques have intrigued both the artist and the viewing audience. His main medium however is photography.

Michael's photography has a symbiotic relationship with verse. He captures the 'spirit of the moment' as one of his contemporaries observed and then gives voice to the silent negative. Images such as What cannot be broken portray how the complexity of friendship and loyalty can test the human spirit while living within our ever increasing insular global society.

"what cannot be broken beats in the heart
what cannot be broken can never be undone"

The visual seduction of a the mysterious lone beach walker, who is called Svajone was captured on a semi-isolated beach on the Mid North Coast. Later that day words were added.

Wildly abstract notions of dreamscapes are dramatically captured at 3am in Sleep Cycles

On Photography

"My approach to photography is like working with any other art medium. If I am painting or drawing, you work with various media until you find what works. You mix and blend and experiment. You are after a final result.

A culmination of techniques, inspiration and often stumbling upon some happy accident that clinches the piece. Should it be any different for the photography medium? That is a subject that stirs much debate.

I don't place restrictions on what I do with the digital media nor if I was working with film. Since the birth of photography in the late 19th century, photographers were superimposing images and playing around with developing techniques and colour modes.

There is the film lab and the digital lab. One big difference is that in the digital lab no chemicals are involved in the developing of the image to the print process.

You cannot replace though a great first shot. Everything falls into place. The light, the composition, the moment. But I work on the basis that if I chose to experiment with the shot before print I'll do it. It is my shot!

I vistited an Art Gallery recently and commented to the director that one thing was missing. 'What's that?' he said
You have some great work here but no photography.

He replied " And there never will be! Photography is not art!
Mmm...

"The purists are like someone trapped in quicksand who won't grab hold of the outstretched hand of help.
What did the old masters use as medium?
Just about anything that was available.

Imagine Da Vinci with a digital SLR and Photoshop."

Michael Bryant 2010.

room 302

Room 302 - Limited Edition 6/25.
Available various size formats up to 48cm.
Photography
With some serious experimental enjoyment levels.
Click here for a larger view of this image

Some quoteable quotes...

"The negative is the equivalent of the composer's score.
The print is the equivalent of the conductor's performance."

Ansell Adams

"Eye, heart and mind need to aligned."

Henri Cartier-Bresson

"A lot can be told in the moments in between the main moments"

Annie Libovitz

 

It's what you don't laugh at that's really funny

It's what you don't laugh at that's really funny

A Tryptich
From Laughing at Clouds Exhibition 2005
Digital media

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All images, verse and web design:
Michael Bryant Copyright © 2014

A Winter's Day

A Winter's Day
32cm x 48 cm
Mounted on professional photo paper

In the Secret Realms L.E. 3/25

In the Secret Realms L.E. 3/25
32cm x 48 cm
Mounted on professional photo paper

 


The Rowers
32cm x 48 cm
Mounted on professional photo paper

The River Terrace

The River Terrace
Brisbane, QLD
Panorma Custom Sizes
Mounted on professional photo paper


The Breakwall - Kingscliff Beach

The Breakwall - Kingscliff Beach
32cm x 48 cm
Mounted on professional photo paper

Stealing tragedy

Stealing tragedy
from your door

32cm x 48 cm
Mounted on professional photo paper

The humble lighthouse is a beacon of hope for seafarer's the world over.

The Edge L.E. 3/25

The Edge L.E. 3/25
32cm x 48 cm
Mounted on professional photo paper

Between the sunset

Between the sunset
and the moonlit sea
Northside Headland, Sydney
32cm x 48 cm
Mounted on professional photo paper

Sleep Cycles

Sleep Cycles
32cm x 48 cm
Mounted on professional photo paper
"From riotous seas
sculptured dunes erased

And the moon
gave away her years

From the sleep cycles
I awoke

The great ocean waves
gave way to bend

The dreamer wrote
as the dawn drew near


Click on any of the images to view entire slideshow collection.

What cannot be broken

What cannot be broken
32cm x 48 cm
Mounted on professional photo paper


Unaware- Girl on a sand spit

Unaware - Girl on a Sand Spit
Shot at Moreton Bay, Qld on
stormy day. Girl unknown.
32cm x 48 cm
Mounted on professional photo paper

The Run out Tide - Shot when documenting the Kingscliff Beach Erosion 2009/2010

Run out Tide - Series
Shot when documenting the
at Kingscliff Beach Erosion
2009/2010
32cm x 48 cm
Mounted on professional photo paper

The Now Point

The Now Point
32cm x 48 cm
Mounted on professional photo paper

The Evening Stood Aside

The Evening Stood Aside
L.E. 3/25
32cm x 48 cm
Mounted on professional photo paper

This was shot from a narrow bridge
with virtually no footway at night.
Tripod/Timer on the shutter.
(watch out for speeding cars)

The Stepping Stones

The Stepping Stones

These unusual rock formations
are unique to a few places in
the world. Shot at Fingal Head.

"The memory
of your titanic waves
Carved deep
beneath the tidal line...
"

Into the Tropical Low

Into the Tropical Low L.E. 4/25
32cm x 48 cm
Mounted on professional photo paper

Shot en route to Brisbane.
A tropical low when the sky fell in.
Always carry your camera...
And keep one eye on the road

Spring Love

Spring Love
32cm x 48 cm
Mounted on professional photo paper

svajone

Svajone
32cm x 48 cm
Mounted on professional photo paper

"You are a stranger
you are a friend
you are an enigma
A vision from where the shoreline bends"