In addition to digital photography, I use the historic 19th century wet plate collodion photographic process to create unique fine art images. My latest landscape and portrait images include tintypes, ambrotypes, glass plate negatives, and albumen prints. I am also exploring the abstract pictorial effects of wet plate collodion chemistry through a series of large-scale archival digital prints and mixed media works.
- Born in Greenville, South Carolina (1966)
- BA (cum laude), Philosophy, Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC (1988)
- MFA, Photography and Digital Media, Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY (2007)
- Awarded Parsons Dean’s Scholarship (2004-2007)
- Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC
- Furman University, Greenville, SC
- Anderson University, Anderson, SC
- The University of South Carolina Upstate, Spartanburg, SC
- Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY
Exhibitions and Collections
My work has been exhibited internationally, including shows in Argentina, China, and Japan. My work is also in numerous corporate, public, and private collections, including the following:
- The Library of Congress, Washington, DC
- Cogent Partners, New York, NY
- Pierogi Gallery, New York, NY
- Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY
- Wofford College Archives, Spartanburg, SC
Areas of Special Interest
- Art history, contemporary art, critical theory, photography as cultural practice, history of photography, documentary and landscape photography.
- Historic and alternative photographic processes: 19th century wet plate collodion for making tintypes, ambrotypes and glass negatives; albumen printing; pinhole photography.
Historic Process Workshops
- At his photography studio in Taylors, South Carolina, Bryan offers workshops in the 19th century wet plate collodion process used to make tintypes, ambrotypes and glass plate negatives. He has studied wet plate collodion techniques in workshops with John Coffer at Camp Tintype in Dundee, NY and with Eric Taubman and Keliy Anderson-Staley at the Center for Alternative Photography in New York City.