The inspiration for my work is always driven by beauty. That may seem like an obvious statement as an artist, of course people like to view beautiful things, but I strive to get my audience to really notice the way in which I see beauty. Some of my work is fantasy driven, much of it is inspired by the great painters of our past, and always it is romanticizing the people I meet and the world that I live in.
There is a softness in mood and in the character’s expression that I think is ubiquitous in all of my work. More importantly, there is always a vision that I set out to create before I pickup a camera. So much of the success of one of my images is based on pre-production and tying it all together by focusing on an overall color palette.
- Braden Summers
Braden Summers graduated from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco, in 2008 and currently resides in San Francisco after living in cities all over the world including New York, Paris, and Los Angeles. He received a Gold Medal Award in the 2013 San Francisco International Photography Exhibition