"Causality is an attempt to mesmerize the world into some sort of significance." from Tunc by Lawrence Durrell

Thursday, October 20, 2016


©2016 Andy deBruyn

Here are three more images from yesterday's shoot with Kenneth Wayne Bradley. I can't express how much fun it is working with such a professional. He trusted me and that's says a lot. I gave Ken some minor directions about what I was looking for and he just went into that zone where all great actors go and gave me some incredible opportunities for images.

Thanks so much, Ken.

Watch for his name - catch his craft - in film or on the stage. Well worth it.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016


All images ©2016 Andy deBruyn

This morning I had the privilege of photographing Kenneth Wayne Bradley. I also had a great time...
talking shop and trading war stories.

Ken is a superb actor who's appeared in...to name a few, Olympus Has Fallen, Longmire, Friday Night Lights, The Leftovers, and many more.

I first worked with Ken on a short film gosh....ten years ago. It was called "Junior" and was written and directed by Allison Cook.  It was a very well made film and I always remembered Ken's stellar performance.

Tech stuff -  images shot in my living room/studio/set....using both hard lights, an ETC Source Four at 650 watts and studio strobes, an Alien Bee 800 through a huge umbrella. Some backlight provided by an Arri 150w fresnel.

Using a Nikon D7000 with a 50mm lens with the UV filter removed. Everything handheld keeping the shutter speed 125 and above.

I'll post some other selects tomorrow. Click image to isolate.

Many thanks to Ken for taking the time and sharing his enormous talent with my camera.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016


OK, so now I'm going bananas with these old images. Bear in mind that these are scanned from negatives that are 40 years old. My school artsy days.

I'm wondering will we be able to open our jpeg and raw files forty years from now. Don't be optimistic, I have a digital camera that I purchased when they first came out around 2001 and the software to extract the files is obsolete.

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                                                                  Arm in the Window

Notice the Mayor White campaign poster. Somewhere in New England. I actually have some images of Mayor Kevin White marching in a protest march in downtown Boston which dates this image to circa 1975.


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Keeping in the vein of yesterday's image from the archives. This image was shot probably the same year - couldn't find any notes so I don't know the whereabouts. But like yesterday's image it shows that I was interested in lines and design - something that I still find in images I make today.

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Added a little later. Again, the interest in line, design, and also layered texture.

Both these images shot on Kodak 5062 Plus-X Pan. No notes on what it was souped in.

Monday, October 17, 2016


This is one from the archives. Taken for an assignment while I was attending the Art Institute of Boston. This is the railing around the Bunker Hill monument.

Image made with my trusty Pentax Spotmatic and nifty fifty Takumar lens. Shot on Ilford FP4 and developed with Ilford's Microphen Black and White. (according to my side notes)

The date? probably the winter of 1975.

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Friday, October 14, 2016


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Went for a walk this morning. A brisk fifteen one. It was foggy and damp. I call these flowers roadside yellers (member of the sunflower family me thinks) and they were quite abundant. Quite nice for mid-October.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016


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Every time I bake biscotti I feel the need to photograph the results. Probably because I know they'll be gone soon and the whole process of rolling and cutting the dough by hand plus the smell of baking delights wafting through the house just isn't something I want to let go of ...yet.

I know they're stuffed with dried cranberries but I always tend to go overboard with the almond slivers and berries. Nothing could be better in the morning than a cup of coffee with a couple of these puppies.

Taken with one umbrella in very close on the right side triggered by a Cactus remote. Camera on a tripod tripped with the shutter cable. ISO 100 in manual mode f2.2 at 1/125th ss.

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