Photographic Alphabet: B is for Bryan Cole
By Tyler Austin
Bryan Cole is a photographer from Southern California that is now based out of Dallas, Tx. His conceptual images range from action shots, like the one pictured above, to some that are clearly intended to weigh heavily in the mind of whomever its viewer may be. These conceptual images are filled with opposing themes and raw elements that allow for multiple trains of thought to exist because of them.
The subjects of his photographic eye are generally antique and vintage items, these items are often complimented by colors and moods that appear as bright and
The few conceptual photographs that Cole takes that include people vary nearly as much as his entire collection of works. While some appear to be ominous, mysterious, and dark in nature others are interesting and just as thought invoking as his other pieces.
One series of images involves a suited man wearing a paper bag over his head with what seems to be antelope antlers poking through the top. This specific series shows the man in casual situations like in a laundromat or simply drinking a can of Coke.
He's also known for toying with different natural elements in his work. Capturing a camera frozen within a block of ice or defying gravity by having objects float in mid-air. Aside from his conceptual work his other areas of specialty include portrait photography as well as Landscape.
More of Cole's work can be found on his website here.