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Peter C. Brandt

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Success 9W57, 2001 Archival Inkjet Pigment 24"x36" © Peter C. Brandt
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Cooper Sq-Gwathney R-y, 2007 Pigment Archival Inkjet 13x19 & 24x36 Inches © Peter C. Brandt
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Glass Towers MultiColor, 2004 Pigment Archival Inkjet 13x19 & 24x36 Inches © Peter C. Brandt
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Gwathney Cooper Refflect yr, 2007 Pigment Archival Inkjet 13x19 & 24x36 Inches © Peter C. Brandt
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Clockface, 2005 Photography 24x36 © Peter C. Brandt 2005
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Managua bandshell, 2009 Photography 19"x13" © Peter C. Brandt 2009
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Miami Blu, 2009 Photography 24"x36" © Peter C. Brandt 2009
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BofA Miami, 2009 Photography 13"x19", 24"x36" © Peter C. Brandt 2009
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NYTimes insideiut, May 2010 Archival Inkjet Matte Print 13"x19", 24"x36" © Peter C. Brandt 2010
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Tampa Museum of Art, April 2010 Archival Inkjet Matte Print 13"x19", 24"x36" © Peter C. Brandt 2010
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IVA, Feb.2010 Archival Inkjet Matte Print 13"x19", 24"x36" © Peter C. Brandt 2010
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Flying Office, August 2010 Archival Inkjet Matte Print 13"x19", 24"x36" and Larger Upon Request © Peter C. Brandt 2010
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Tower 49 in B/W, aug 2008 Archival Inkjet Matte Print 13"x19", 24"x36" and Larger Upon Request © Peter C. Brandt 2010
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Zoom, August 2010 Archival Inkjet Matte Print 13"x19' and 24"x36"
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Rain scupper over front door, Oct. 2004 Photography 4x4 © Peter C. Brandt
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Grace in B/W, 2010 B/w Inkjet Archival Print 13"x19", 24"x36" and Up © Peter C. Brandt ©2010
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Whale-tail info kiosk, April 2011 Archival Inkjet, Matte Prints 24"x36" © Peter C. Brandt 2011
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Photographic artist, April 5, 2012 Photo © ©Peter C. Brandt 2012
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Prints on the wall, April 2012 Inkjet Archival 40"x60" © ©Peter C. Brandt 2012
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me talking about the image, April 5th 2012 Archival Inkjet Prints 40"x60" © ©Peter C. Brandt2112
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CitiCenter-60, 2011 Digital Photography 24x36 Inches © Peter C. Brandt 2011
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CitiCenter-24bw, 2011 Digital Photography 24x36 Inches © Peter C. Brandt 2011
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CitiCenter-49bw, 2011 Digital Photography 24x36 Inches © Peter C. Brandt 2011
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CitiCenter-52, 2011 Digital Photography 24x36 Inches © Peter C. Brandt 2011
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Red @55W46, April 2014
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Red@55W46, April 2014 Digital Photography 13"x19" © ©PeterC.Brandt2014
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Queenboro Bridge Symbol, 2015
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Hamburg Germany
Birth year
1947
Lives in
Manhattan
Works in
Bearsville & Manhattan
Representing galleries
Miami Florida, Avant Gallery
Tags
graphic-design, abstract, conceptual, modern, photography, digital, exhibition/performance, design, photo
Statement

Art Statement:      Why do I paint my architectural photographs ?

I have always loved paintings and have admired painters like Monet, Mondrian, and Wassily Kandinsky, as well as other classical realists like Rembrandt, Vermeer, and the Hudson School of Art like Fredrick Church, Thomas Cole, and  Alber Bierstadt.

When I discovered photography during my High School time, I concentrated on photographing, darkroom procedures, and experimenting. This was my laboratory!
After learning a procedure, I broke the rules and did things way off, like printing negatives onto litho film as my final image, processing the litho film in print developer for only 45 seconds. Also, I used bleach (Potassium Ferrocyinide) to alter contrast, highlight certain details and even make color tones in the over all image.

During this time of photographic discovery, I still loved going to museums to admire and to study the paintings. I looked at the composition, propping, the lighting, and mood. With the realist paintings, I often tried to imagine myself, there in the paintings.

I didn’t realize I was creating “a body of work” when I photographed abstract things. But I did this since the beginning of my image making. I was in NYC in my 40’s when I saw other photographers showing their personal projects in slide shows. Then I realized, that I had another “body of work” as well. At that time, I thought my body of work was only my portfolio of previous photography jobs, the portfolio of what I showed my clients.

It was about 10 years ago that I discovered the idea of painting on top of my photographs with a computer. I was experimenting in an exercise to find something new, and this idea stuck with me. I remember at the time of discovery, I felt guilty for having so much fun.
I do it with joy, not out of anything frustrating. The colors reflect my mood at the time of painting. Some tell me they like my softer color use, however bright colors reflect a happy, positive moment and perhaps a vigorous approach that speaks more about my personality.

I try to put my mind at rest, turn-off my analytical mind, and just paint by instinct.