Welcome to Brian's Photography Site!
Brian Call's ultimate goal with photography is to encourage others to reconnect with our imperiled natural world. "We are losing wilderness areas at an alarming rate, and developing a greater sense of intimacy with the earth and its natural cycles is of critical importance. Hopefully my nature photography will contribute to inspiring this kind of emotional and spiritual connection that is so urgently needed."
Brian discovered a passion for nature photography in the years following graduation from Montserrat College of Art, where he studied fine arts and graduated in 1985 with a major in Illustration and a minor in Graphic Design. Through the use of composition and light his images capture a sense of intimacy and wonder, while reflecting his passion and devotion to protecting the natural environment. In recent years his photography has expanded to include documenting Florida's historical places, such as Stiltsville in Biscayne National Park. His work is repeatedly described as having a unique vision in style and content as well as employing a masterful execution of his craft.
Brian has been exhibiting his work in both solo and group exhibitions in Florida and Massachusetts for several years. His work is collected both nationally and internationally. His photographs have been published in a variety of media including television, print, and the world wide web. Some of his credits include Time Home Entertainment Books 'America's National Parks', Acclaim Press 'Florida Bay Forever', Nature's Best Magazine, National Wildlife Magazine, National Parks Magazine, PBS, Nature Photographer, Miami Monthly, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Everglades National Park, Biscayne National Park, and the Deering Estate.
Brian has also been involved with environmental issues for many years, particularly with protecting the Florida panther. He has been interviewed several times on camera for television with highlights of his photography, including a PBS documentary about the Florida panther. In January 2007, he and his photography was filmed for an episode of Waterways TV.
The program focuses on how South Florida artists inspire conservation through their artwork. Frequently requested to speak publicly about his photography and his conservation efforts, he has traveled throughout Florida to speak at schools, public libraries, environmental organizations, civic groups, and private parties. Through his nature photography, Brian's goal has not only been for his images to inspire people to connect to the very special natural areas here in South Florida, but also that they will be inspired to connect, help preserve, and protect natural areas wherever they are from.
Brian uses a variety of digital cameras (Nikon and GoPro) for all of his photographs. His panoramic images are created by taking several sequential overlapping shots with a digital still camera or video, and then he blends the images or selected video frames together in Photoshop. His 'Genesis: A New Beginning of Nature Images' is an exciting new series he is currently working on in collaboration with renowned Argentine artist, Elena Lasala. Elena’s textured oil paintings with multiple layers are emotionally charged which makes it possible for his intuitive nature photographs to blend seamlessly within her works. The combined images are born of a strong desire to create imagery of the natural world that speaks to the soul at a deep, spiritual level. Maintaining a balance between his nature photographs and Elena’s paintings is paramount so that they work together to tell the story of unity and oneness found throughout all of the natural world. To see the new works, be sure to click the menu's Genesis link! All Genesis images are offered as limited edition prints on Dibond (metal printed on the white side) and Hahnemühle fine art papers.