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Plants and Animals: Photography by Brandi Maher


A photograph of a silhouetted tree at sunsetTree of Life

Colorado-based photography Brandi Maher takes colorful photos of the plants and animals around her. Brandi’s photographs tend toward a documentary approach, capturing the finest details of both her central subjects, and the surrounding landscape.


A photograph of a line of trees in the snowTree Line

 

I find Brandi’s use of lighting quite interesting in many of her photographs. This seems particularly relevant in the artist’s gallery of tree photographs – in some images of trees in snowy landscape, the artist captures a seemingly skewed white balance that, whether natural or artificial, lends the subjects a ghostly, ethereal glow. The same is true, though subtler, in photographs of birch trees, where the contrast between black knots and white bark become rather striking.


A screen capture of Brandi Maher's photography websiteBrandi's photography website, www.brandipixels.com

 

Lighting still plays a role in Brandi’s images of birds and animals, though with these dynamic subjects the artist’s focus seems to shift to capturing movements, textural details and color. I enjoy the mix of photos in Brandi’s Birds gallery, which features both energetic action shots, and well-composed stills of birds sitting, observing.


A photo of a colorful bird on a fenceAerobics Time


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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. She is a recent graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design, where she studied Critical and Cultural Practices. She is passionate about talking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In her studio practice she is a painter, but she considers herself an art writer and educator foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises

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