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Brandon Herman
January 11 - February 24, 2007

Wessel + O’Connor Fine Art is pleased to present the first ever solo exhibition of photographer Brandon Herman. Entitled “Schooldayz," the work portrays many of his friends, lovers, and former college classmates in emotionally wrought works bursting with passion. These charged scenarios show their subjects, usually alone, dealing with the angst which their burgeoning sexuality causes them in their greater acceptance into the world around them.

They are absorbed in their own intensely private worlds, whether it be flexing in a mirror, contemplating a baseball in bed, or skateboarding nude at night. Herman's talent as a photographer lies in managing to get his models to bare their souls as well as their bodies to us.

Heavily influenced by film, his works are in essence a projection of his own fantasies, revealed to us through his models. As critic Franklin Melendez has said of his work: "it’s less about perfection, than that inherent tension (most evident in his frontal portraits) between a photographer’s vision and that elusive subject, slipping inexorably just beyond reach" that gives the work it's catalytic charge.
Brandon Herman's work has been seen in publications such as Dazed and Confused and V Magazine, and in shows in Palm Beach and Nolita. He is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. He lives and works in New York City.

Brandon Herman's photographs are available in the following sizes:

20 x 30" Editions of 7
30 x 45" Editions of 5 .
40 x 60" Editions of 3 .

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Untitled (Patrick Swimming Hole)

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