InFocus, Phoenix Art Museum Auction

Carnival Color Landscape Photo

View the Preview Exhibition starting October 5, and join us for the Silent Auction finale on Friday, October 18.

INFOCUS PhotoBid 2013 auction items may be viewed in person October 5-18 at Phoenix Art Museum’s Norton Photography Gallery.

I have a uniquely beautiful and eerie limited edition piece in this auction. It’s number 144. Please check it out. The photo is titled Carnival. It’s a found picture, that for me is a once in a life time photograph. It was May 1998 when I was experiencing a small dust storm rolling through the downtown Phoenix area. I was driving on I-17 when I looked to the north and noticed what appeared to be an abandoned carnival in empty dirt lot. The dust storm gave the scene a surreal picturesque movie set quality. I thought wow, that’s an incredible scene. I exited the freeway as soon as I could and drove back to the carnival. I quickly got out of my car composed the scene in my viewfinder and made about four or five frames with my Contax G-2 film camera. I caught the tale end of the dust storm but I knew I had a great photograph. After I processed the image and had master printer Carlos Mondelaveitia make me a print I realized I had a truly special photograph. When people look at the image they’re surprised it’s a photograph. In a way it looks like a pastel painting. The early morning light, the blowing dirt, the golden brown grass and colors of the carnival rides give it a painterly quality. This image and many more of my images are represented at the Tilt Gallery in Scottsdale.

If you have the time please visit the InFocus auction at the Phoenix Art Museum. There’s a lot of talent represented and some great photography to be had. So please support the arts…

Tilt Gallery and the Phoenix art Museum’s InFocus Auction

Brad Armstrong

Some of you may be familiar with this wonderful photograph I took many years ago. It’s an early morning photograph of an abandoned carnival during a dust storm. Some of my fine art photography is represented by the Tilt Gallery in Scottsdale.  Arizona. I’m please and totally stoked to report they sold this piece for a personal high for my work. At this size it’s an edition of 15.

The piece has also been selected to be included in the prestigious Phoenix Art Museum’s InFocus Photography Auction Photobid 2013 . Organized by Dr. Rebecca Senf, the Norton Family Curator of Photography at the Center for Creative Photography and Phoenix Art Museum, Photobid 2013 features more than 50 signed limited-edition prints and books by acclaimed photographers from throughout Arizona and the United States.  The Auction: Starting August 15, 2013. Preview Exhibition: October 5-18 , 2013  For more information go to:

Printed Work

St. Joseph's Center for Thoracic Disease

My photography is featured in the Phoenix Magazines, Top Doctor’s, 2011 issue. St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center placed a double truck advertisement in this years TD Issue. The photo on the left is Dr. Kuo (Left) and Doctor Bremner. The one on the right of Dr. Smith and Dr. Huang.