A Little Bit About Myself.

My name is Brennan Probst. I live in Evanston, Illinois with my wife, Katie, and our two beautiful little cats, Chooks and Furiosa. I have an M.F.A. in fine arts from the University of New Orleans. 

I explore time, memory, and the artist’s ability to convey experience through autobiographical photographs and drawings. In my compositions, I provide an intimate look into my life, while making wider observations about how my mind processes the world. My work is concerned with circumventing the objective, static qualities of photography. I attempt to create images that convey how experiences feel, instead of how they look through the lens of an optical apparatus. With my work, I do not wish to take from the world around me, but rather to create from the world within me. By utilizing multiple exposures and collage techniques, as well as drawings, I investigate how I experience and remember my life, and the people most important to me. 

Second to making art, I enjoy buying, selling, and collecting cameras. Cameras made between 1950 and 1990 interest me the most. 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 and Fuji X100V). My film of choice is Kodak T-Max 400.

My other hobbies include reading, vintage base ball, video games, and not eating meat. 

Contact Info:

Email: brennanprobst@gmail.com

Etsy Store: Etsy.com/shop/PBCamera

Follow me on Goodreads: Goodreads.com/brennanprobst

Keep up with my cats: TheCatDad.blogspot.com