Résumé: Commercial photographer for 45 years, and now concentrating in photographic fine art. Born: Hamburg Germany May 16,1947 Montreal, Canada 1952-_ 1982 New York City 1982- _ 2008 Woodstock NY, 2012-Back in New York City Experience: Began with my father’s camera, a Kodak twin-lens box camera at age 14, Started in architectural photography in 1964. Four years later, I apprenticed in consumer advertising photography at Penthouse Studios, Montreal Canada. Following three years; I started my own studio doing advertising, beauty and fashion. Moved to New York City in 1982. In 2008 I moved to my country house and started a new career in fine art photography. Some 34 years later, I’m back to architectural and doing personal work; Architectural art. Publications: Photomag Quebec, cover and inside story, April 1980, Hot Shoe International magazine; Review of Acute Café solo exhibit, Sept.’84 Agfa Gevaert endorsement advert featuring my Fantasy Photography for Agfachrome April,1985 Starbright: 3 Childrens books: Opposites, Where Does It Go, Happy Birthday: 1998 Popular Photography Magazine; feature article on children photography, Feb. 1994 New York 2000, Robert AM Stern book, pg 713, Hilton Hotel / 42nd St Project, pub: 2007 *Throughout my life in advertising, my work was published in magazines, posters, newspapers & billboards. Educator & Lectures: -Advertising Council of Montreal, lecture on advertising photography, Fall of 1981 -TV show featured on “World of Photography”, NYC (MCTV: ch.M), June 30 1984 -School of Visual Arts, NYC., taught Fashion Photography: 1987-8-9 -Prof. Photographers of New Jersey, Edison NJ: slides show and talk, Feb. 1991 -LaGuardia High School, Art Dept., lecture a photography class, Nov. 1994 Volunteer to art dept. to shoot portfolios for college student applications 1994-‘07 -Board of Directors, Center for Photography in Woodstock (CPW), 2002, & 2003, - Guest instructor at Webster University, St.Louis MO., Photoshop class Nov.2004 - Started up a photographers review art group at CPW, Woodstock, 2001- -Hafele Manhattan, “Top 10 Tips to Architects” , lecture and slide show on a D.I.Y. in architectural photography, (1.0 AIA CES credit) April 26, 2007 Exhibits: NYC Ad Agencies: Young & Rubicam, Grey Advertising, Ogilvy & Mathers 1985-89 Acute Café, Soho NYC, solo show, sponsored by Agfa-Gevaert, July 1984 Limelight, 660 Sixth Ave., NYC., solo exhibit of fantasy fashion images, Feb.18, 1985 Heartbreak Club, Varick, St., NYC, Solo show Fantasy Photos, Oct. 2 1985 Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburg Pa., 4 prints group show, Nov. 1990 FujiFilm, 4 blow-ups exhibited at PhotoPlus-Expo, Jacob Javits Center, NYC, Oct 2000 Learning Curve, Jacob.Javitts Toy Expo, 12 child blowups Jan. 2000 Woodstock Art Assoc.& Museum, WAAM group show, 2001 Mercedes Benz Gallery, Manhattan, 35 print solo show, July 2-31, 2003 May Gallery, at Webster University, St Louis MO, solo show Nov. 2004, Sold to permanent art collection of Webster University Noho NY: group show in and around lower Broadway, NYC, June 2007 NY Historical Society Museum, NYC, 4 prints: 9/11- WTC disaster Aug 2006 –Jan ‘07 Second tower collapse series, anniversary exhibit National Arts Club, group show, NYC., TWA B/W photo series, ’02, ’05, ’06, ’07, Feb.6 - 23, 2008 Avant Gallery, Miami FL. 16 photo exhibit of painted architecture Oct.10, 2009 to Jan. 2010 also shown during Photo Miami ‘09, & Art Basel Miami ‘09, group show Photographic Arts & Imaging, group show The National Arts Club, Manhattan December 2009 Museum of the City of New York: World tour retrospect exhibit of the Eero Saarinen’s life work 36 photographs are part of the TWA section Nov. 10, 2009 to Jan 31,2010 Bank of America, Woodstock, NY branch, TWA design photos March 2-31, 2010 May, June, July, & Sept 2011 Oriel 9 Café, Woodstock, NY May 15-31, 2010 Salmagundi Club, Manhattan NY, Juried group Photography exhibit 1986,1990, & June, 2010 TWA exhibit at terminal #5 at JFK airport New York City 8 foot tall print of an October 2010 aerial view of the whole terminal building, group show permanent exhibit New York Public Library (Carnegie Hill branch) July, Aug., & Sept 2011 B.Sharp Studio & Gallery, Oneonta NY Jan. – Feb. 2012 Durst Corp.,1133 Ave of the Americas, main lobby, solo exhibit Mar.15-April 27, 2012 Weill Cornell Medical Library, 1300 York Ave, Manhattan NY August-Sept. 2012 Collections: 9/11 Memorial Museum at the new World Trade Center, NYC: 2nd aircraft exploding in the 2nd tower, Art collection of Ms. Leslyn Green Rigoni, 73 Fifth Ave. New York NY, Abstract of 380 Madison Ave., Canadian Center for Architecture in Montreal Canada Has accepted 60 -8x10’s for a permanent print collection of 1- Montreal EXPO’67 photographs, 1966-67 2- Lafontaine Tunnel Surveillance installation 1965, Montreal 3- Dominion Square, Sun Life Bldg construction, Montreal Museum of the City of New York; 36 photographs of 2009 retrospect Eero Saarenin exhibit, Newark Airport, NJ photographs: ‘original terminal’ photographed in the year 2000 Photographic documentation of original terminal building before building’s relocation and restoration, The Library of Congress, The National Park Service, The National Registry of Historical Places: NY Historical Society, New York City 1- TWA terminal 40 Years Later, 47 -8x10 prints 2- Series of four sequential photographs of 9 / 11,WTC 2nd tower collapse, TWA terminal #5 at JFK airport NYC The last official photographic record before construction of new Jet Blue terminal: 2004-05. Webster University; May Gallery, St. Louis, MO., Painted Trump Tower, Gallery web sites: AbsoluteArts.com Architizer http://www.architizer.com/en_us/people/profile/peter_brandt/ Artslant.com, http://www.artslant.com/global/artists/show/94379-peter-c-brandt Artist Light Box http://www.artistlightbox.com/frame.php?aid=20 Behance.net http://www.behance.net/gallery/Architectural-Painted-Art-Photography/544557 Facebook.com, Flickr.com http://www.flickr.com/photos/14833436@N06/ FocusProject2011.com Myartinfo.com, http://www.myartinfo.com/browse/profile/pcbrandt OvationTV.com http://community.ovationtv.com/PeterBrandt Photographersindex.com, PhotographyTalk.com PhotoShelter.com Saatchi-gallery.co.uk, http://www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk/photographers/index.php?inc=details&id=78641 Represented by: Avant Gallery 309 23rd St., Miami Beach Florida, 33139 305.573.8873 www.Avantgallery.com
My abstract views of architecture are my take in displaying the new possibilities in the last decade of decadent architecture.
Capturing fragments of graphic designs in architecture has caught my eye since the mid 1960ís, when I started my career in photography. My fascination with these graphics have not come to a conclusion, rather only intensified to the point of these exhibits and a change in my career direction.
I have an ongoing body of work that I have from Miami, New York City, upstate NY, London England, Montreal Canada, Amsterdam Holland, and in May I start a new series in Berlin Germany.
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