Brian Tremblay

Photographer Male Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, Canada
My Website: My Photography
Mayhem # 62556

About Me

I can still remember the brilliant yellow box my first camera came in.  The Kodak Instamatic 126.  It was a present for my twelfth birthday.  Both of my parents always had a camera.  My father the Bell and Howell Super 8mm movie camera; my mother collected the latest in cameras for the everyday person.  Polaroid, 110 and 35mm.  My high school art teacher taught me to use my first 35mm camera.  Here I am today still with camera in hand.

I'm a collector of things.  I could be considered a photographic hoarder.  As Queen said, "I want it all and I want it now."  To me, it all demands to be photographed.  I'm drawn to subjects that challenge me.  The unspoken challenge comes from those in the medium I draw my inspiration from: Robert Farber, Richard Avedon, Herb Ritts,  Helmut Newton, Ruth Bernhard, Robert Mapplethorpe and Yusuf Karsh.  I hoard and covet their books; turning to them to show me the way to an image with power.

My most challenging subject matter is the female form. It was one of the first subjects I started with and I'm always looking for unique and beautiful ways to show the nude.  I'm drawn to portraits of any one.  I believe everyone and everything is photogenic and each face, thing or location has a story to tell.

I've fallen in love with photography again.  Most notably with film.  After being away from using that medium for more than a decade I've taken it up with a vengeance.  I now shoot all my art work on film and do much of my printing in a traditional darkroom that I recently installed.  There's nothing like the tactile feel of film and the smell of a darkroom is an aphrodisiac.  With film and a darkroom I get in touch with the reasons that I became a photographer.  I experiment with Polaroids and unique cameras I find.  Each camera and film has their own aesthetic.

Like in life, with photography you can't hold back. You have to give it all a try and don't be afraid to be honest with yourself; therefore your work will be honest. An artist needs to reach deep into his mind and draw inspiration from thoughts and memories that they might not express to anyone. Don't be afraid of the shadows. Only let the light shine through if it has to.

Now, if you've read down this far, here's a note: I'm always interested in working with new models, but if you are not comfortable posing nude or only do implied, we won't be able to work together.  Unless you want to pay me smile  Model releases are signed before every session - no negotiations.

I'm never on here, so go to my website and get in touch there.


Published in:
FW Magazine
National Post
Freelance for Global Assignments by Getty
WPPI: Accolade of Excellence - Fashion/Editorial Catagory
Featured in Wiley Publishing's new book: Photos That Inspire
Featured on Duclerck - Online Erotic Magazine

Gallery Exhibitions at:
Art Gallery of Algoma
Loplops Gallery and Lounge - Sault Ste Marie
Fireball Gallery - Sault Ste Marie
The Cube Gallery - Ottawa
The Abbey For the Arts - North Lancaster, Ontario
STUDIO VOGUE gallery - Toronto
La Petite Mort Gallery - Ottawa
Camera Craft Gallery - Sault Ste Marie
Winter Festival of the Arts 2014 - Art Gallery of Algoma
AlgoMini Art Show June-Sept 2014 - Art Gallery of Algoma
Five Thousand Fingers Creative - Montreal
Featured Artist at the Art Gallery of Algoma Gift Shop Dec/14 & Jan/15



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