Brian W. Ferry

No, the title is not a typo and Bryan Ferry of Roxy Music fame has not ventured into a career in photography. Having said that, he does have a fine arts degree so it could very well happen…

Among the countless amateur and professional photographers presenting their work online, Brian W. Ferry takes the sort of images that pull you out of the attention deficit disorder-induced habit of compulsive clicking and compel you to pause, inhale and quietly gaze. Needless to say, his blog The Blue Hour is a favourite resting place during my Internet wanders.

Ferry captures pockets of fiction that are endowed with a grace for observation. What we see when looking at life through Ferry’s camera lens is a small window into the everyday that is enlivened by his considered play on light, composition and texture. His photographs make me long for autumn walks, still moments and delicious food. If my experience is anything to go by, they will leave you feeling splendidly content. Not to mention possibly a little bit hungry and jealous that your own film photographs don’t turn out so beautifully.


June 1, 2010