John Brand acquired his first camera as a teenager, and has become involved with photography as an art form since his retirement. An avid traveler, his image files include scenes from Europe, Asia, the Pacific Rim, and the Caribbean.
He searches for images that evoke a response from special lighting, texture and composition. His subjects range from landscapes to nature, architecture, and even to street scenes, making his work eclectic and difficult to categorize. He works with both color and black and white images. His images are all printed, matted, and framed using archival materials in signed, numbered limited editions.
He also makes intaglio etchings from solar plates for a few special images. Each etching is inked and pulled from the press on Arches BFK Rives paper by Mr. Brand, who usually mixes his own ink colors. His etchings are issued in signed, numbered limited editions of either black and white or sepia tone.
Although he worked with film for many years, the power of digital photography recently convinced him to use a digital SLR that interchanges lenses with his film cameras. As with images from film, Mr. Brand is involved with all aspects of printing these images to insure color accuracy and archival quality.