“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.
Many of the objects, Brad photographed for this exhibit were created by family pets, Java and Cody. There were submissions by friends and one was found in a neighborhood park. The work is an attempt on his part to understand the insatiable chewing his dog Java did. At the time his dog Java, was a 5 year-old hyperactive German Short Hair Pointer, with an unrelenting obsession of dropping wet things in his lap.
Sadly, Java who created: Biopsy of love, Yin, Yang, Oh My, and Tossed Bottle died of oral cancer in the prime of his life. In a bizarre way this project is a memorial to his obsession. Brad resides in Phoenix Arizona. Working for many years as a photojournalist, Brad frequently would return to his early introduction to photography by reading, viewing and learning of the early photographic works of the 20th century. He learned to appreciate photographs of incredibly sharpness, with rich blacks, and a subtle almost creamy tonality that only large format photographs can give.
The black and white prints shown are, 8 x 10 Silver Chloride, AZO Contact Prints and are represented by the Tilt Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona.