Brandi Foster – Hagerstown, MD
Brandi was born in Winnipeg, Canada in 1975. Photography has been a significant part of her life for as long as she can remember. Her love of picture taking is a direct result of her dad always keeping a camera in his work truck “just in case”. Completely self-taught, her love has turned into a passion and that passion has continued to grow with every photograph taken. In 2004 she married and moved to the United States. Through the years as a military wife she has tried to hone her skills and learn new techniques to create pieces that translate emotion along with strong imagery. The many moves that come with military life have kept her points of inspiration everchanging but her determination to create evocative work has always been her goal. Her preference is to photograph in black and white and to capture spaces and places that have been abandoned and otherwise forgotten. However, she is trying to expand her subject matter and to work more in color in order to be a more well rounded photographer.
2017 was Brandi’s debut year for public showings. Up until this time her pieces were only shared among close friends and family. When the opportunity to submit her work to a local call for entry presented itself Brandi went out of her comfort zone and submitted her work. Having all photographs accepted for the exhibit, her first showing was in Baltimore and since then she has been proud to be included in several local and national shows as well as online gallery exhibits and online magazine publications. Her immediate goal is to create a solo exhibit and then start working towards opening her own small gallery to share her work and help give exposure to other artists.