ABOUT Bryan studied art history and history of photography in both Canada and the United States. He has been actively using photographs in a variety of contexts from abstraction to documentary since he began working at the age of 14. Bryan does not consider himself to be a photograher, but is an explorer of photographs, apparatus, and process. He has also worked with computers and has programmed pieces or generated works from them that always came back at some point to the nature of the photograph. He has been active in running community projects that spanned directing a documentary sign project, organizing shows, and running an artist's space for the public which was built around instant photography. He is currently preparing another space here in Toronto dedicated to what he’d probably call “hacking”, but with a concentration on the oldest and in some cases forgotten processes from the very rich history of photographic image making.
The above work was a collaboration with friends in Victoria BC that centred on masks which was the direct result of the restrictions of the pandemic and mental health issues of isolation, madness, identity, and metamorphosis.