Bryan Schutmaat is a fine art photographer whose work has been exhibited and published widely in the United States and overseas. He holds a BA in history from the University of Houston and an MFA in photography from Hartford Art School. Bryan’s photos can be found in the Museum of Fine Arts Houston as well as in many private collections. He currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Grays the Mountain Sends combines portraits, landscapes, and still lifes in a series of photographs that explore the lives of working people residing in small mountain towns and mining communities in the American West. Equipped with a large format view camera, and inspired by the poetry of Richard Hugo, I’ve aimed to hint at narratives and relay the experiences of strangers met in settings that spur my own emotions. Ultimately, this body of work is a meditation on small town life, the landscape, and more importantly, the inner landscapes of common men.
For more information and work please visit his website.