It is usually difficult, when viewing a website about photography or painting, to get a feel for how big a print is meant to be or how an image actually looks when displayed in a gallery or a collector’s home or even as it was used in a publication. This is a taste of how this work appears beyond cyberspace.

Brian’s first show as a photographer was presented at the Alliance Francaise de Toronto and is reputed to be one of the most successful exhibition ever held in that gallery and one of the first Canadian photographic exhibitions to consist entirely of archival and giclee prints. The exposition, “Meditations on the Blue Planet” was subsequently leased in its entirety for over a year by Lovas Stanley-Ray & Berndtson Inc. to hang in the executive offices of this international corporation’s headquarters in Toronto’s Royal Bank Building. The show then moved to the Bouchon Restaurant, also in downtown Toronto, where it was displayed for 6 months.

Brian has also participated in a number of juried group expositions including “Photo Echo” at La Galerie, the “SNAP! Photo Competition and Exposition”, the “It’s About Time” exposition and auction, as well as group shows with Noras Picks.Com and the Ryerson Gallery. Brian has been the featured artist several times at Ann Wylie-Toal Designs’ Spirit Space Gallery in Flesherton, Ontario, central to Beaver Valley where many of his photographs have been taken.

Brian’s work was the subject of a feature article in PhotoEd magazine and has appeared in several Ryerson University publications and on its website. His photographs have been acquired by individual collectors in Canada, the United States, Britain and France, as well as by small businesses, major corporations, several educational institutions and the Consulate General of France in Toronto


©Brian Damude / 2008