About Me & My Photography

brad-armstrong-photoPhotographer Brad Armstrong is a native of New York. At the age of 18, he left New York to further his independence and education in Arizona. Brad attended Northern Arizona University where he participated in track and field, studied photography and journalism.

Brad’s photography career began in 1989 as a photojournalist in Scottsdale, Arizona where he grow professionally to Director of Photography for The East Valley Tribune in Mesa until 2009. In 1999, the National Press Photographers Association honored Brad with the National Humanitarian Award for saving the life of a child who was struck by a moving vehicle.

Brad’s work has been published in newspapers and magazines and recently featured in an HBO documentary on the late Senator Barry Goldwater “Mr. Conservative.” His photography is held in private collections the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution Washington D.C. and has been exhibited in Phoenix and Scottsdale galleries.  Some of Brad’s fine art work is represented at the Tilt Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona.

In 2012 Brad’s work got him included as one of the  Top 100 creatives in Phoenix by the Phoenix New Times, Jackalope Ranch the arts and culture blog.

Brad has served as an adjunct professor at Arizona State Universities, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications. From 2009 to 2011 Brad taught photojournalism 451 and was the Howard Buffett Visiting Professor of Photojournalism teaching an Independent Study on documentary photography dealing with Arizona / Mexico borderland issues.

Brad, currently serves on the Board of Directors for InFocus the supporting arm of the Phoenix Art Museum, the Center for Creative Photography  and the Dorris and John Norton Gallery.

Fine Art from Brad Armstrong

Fine Art Photography

My landscape and personal work goes back to my introduction to photography. My father had a darkroom in our basement so it was fitting that my 8th grade science project was developing and printing black and white film.

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Oral Obsession

“Oral Obsession” is a photographic collection of chew toys in various states of destruction by K-9’s. The project is an inquisitive look into shape and form. All prints are unique, 8 x 10 Silver Chloride, AZO Contact Print.

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Things Left Behind

Things Left Behind

Things Left Behind is an exploration with my own morbid curiosity, the historical record, human intervention and how things transform from there original purpose throughout time.

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Color Landscape Photos

Landscape Color

A mix of natural and occupied spaces. My color landscape is a mix of mediums utilizing film and digital formats.

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Verde River 2015

Landscape Black & White

I’m illustrating images produced with Polaroid, Holga, medium and large format camera’s. Not only are black and white prints beautiful they also create a huge creative challenge for me.

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The Missing Link

“The Stack” was a self assigned project I did when black and white film was a choice at your local camera store.  The teachings of Ansel Adam’s zone system was in full swing. I was trying to launch a freelance photography career which meant I needed to get better at my craft and I needed to build my portfolio.

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