Geoffrey Brahmer



"It's about capturing a single moment," Brahmer said, "the sounds, the sights, the movement." 

Brahmer picked up a camera when he was in his late 30s. Now, 20 years later, he continues to venture out to discover new places and to rediscover, in a way, places that aren't so new. 

"Most of our lives, we walk around with veils on," he said. "Photography is kind of the unveiling of the moment in which we see beyond ourselves." 

With a background in theology and a strong sense of faith, Brahmer refers to photography as a "creative act between myself and my creator." 

Brahmer shoots in both color and black and white, depending on what he sees. Even so, Brahmer talks about black and white photos passionately, remarking that the form "helps you see a little bit differently than color." His passion for black and white photography may also stem from the work he performs in his darkroom where he uses an enlarger his wife rescued from the trash. He calls the development process alone a different art form than shooting digital images. 

"I can't get the same blacks and whites and tones with digital," he said. 

"One can do photography wherever one is," he said. "There are always possibilities … The limitation can be our own non-awareness or an inability to see what's available."