Influencing Me – Bryn Forbes
Today I thought I would show you the work of a photographer that I have only recently come to know, Bryn Forbes. I first saw Bryn on a Creative Live show that he was doing with Jack Davis. They were talking about underwater photography, I’m not into that sort of photography, but then they followed it up on one about night photography and the stars, well, you all know I’m into that. I really liked the work he was showing, and have been looking at it a lot since then so I approached Bryn and asked if I could show you his work.
I really enjoy seeing how he approaches different types of photography and there seems to be a fairly simple approach, I could be wrong, but I do like the way he approaches what he is going to photograph. It makes me feel, in most situations that I could do the same.
Then there are images that I don’t know if I would ever be able to get. It is great to look at the work of another photographer and think, “wow, I would love to be able to get an image this”. I say that, but deep down I’m think, it would just be my luck that I would miss it, or it wouldn’t happen in front of me. This is such an incredible image. I just sit here in awe of it.
Then you get an image like this and I know I would never get a shot like this. I’m not good with water, and I don’t think I could get a photo like this. I would never be prepared to go underwater to do photography. I think it is a fantastic shot, and that whale is incredible. It is another shot that I can’t stop looking at, the detail, that eye, the reflections from the light above. Whales are such beautiful creatures, I really don’t understand how anyone would want to kill them.
On his website he has a gallery called Solace, great concept. The idea of being alone somewhere. You really get that feeling looking at the images. I have tried getting images like this when I go up to the Mallee, the quiet landscape image. I have spoken before how I like quiet images, and these ones of Bryn’s definitely show what I mean about quiet. This is such a wonderful image, the texture in the sands, the little bit of life growing from it. Amazing how resilient some things are.
He also has some images of waves, but they are blurred. I’m not sure what he has done to get them like that, but the effect is really amazing. I spoke the other day about how important I think it is to experiment and try different things. It is great to watch and observe another photographer who also does that. I love looking at work and then trying to figure out what they did, then seeing if I can do the same thing.
Bryn also does stunning landscape shots. I really want to be able to do stunning landscape shots. I will have to keep working on the idea I think. I’m grateful for the area I live in, means I can go out and get some fantastic landscapes to practice on. It amazes me what people can do with what they see at times. I just sit, look and feel very envious.
I have more images for you to look at in a gallery. I hope you will, along with me, thank Bryn Forbes for giving me permission to feature his work here on my blog, so thank you Bryn. I would also invite you all to go and take a look at his website and blog, Bryn Forbes Gallery, there is a lot more work there to look at and enjoy.