|Photo by Tom Foley|
My name is Brennan Probst. I live in New Orleans with my wife, Katie, and our two cats, Chooks and Furiosa. I am currently a graduate student in the MFA program at the University of New Orleans. I originally grew up in the northern suburbs of Chicago. I first fell in love with photography during my undergraduate studies as a studio art major at Monmouth College. Ever since, photo has been my medium of choice. I use 35mm and medium format film cameras, as well as digital cameras for my work.
Through autobiographical photographs, my work explores memory, as well as the camera's capability to convey experience. With my various photographic works, I provide an intimate look into the memories of a shy, private life. Much of my art concentrates around life's seemingly insignificant moments, and my inability to remember these moments. With photography, I do not wish to take from the world around me, but rather to share from the world within me, as an active participant within my work, rather than a passive observer. By utilizing multiple exposures and sequencing techniques, I investigate how I experience and remember my life, along with the people within it.
Second to making photographs, I enjoy buying, selling, and collecting cameras. Cameras made between 1950 and 1980 interest me the most. I love learning about each camera's history, and seeing what kind of results they produce. I sell cameras on my Etsy store, PB Camera. My favorite cameras are my Nikon F, Nikon F2, Pentax LX, Pentax 6x7, and Olympus Pen FT (for digital I use a Nikon Df). My films of choice are Ilford HP5+ for black & white, and Kodak Portra for color.
Etsy Store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/PBCamera