Daniel Buttrey is a photo-based artist living and working in Connecticut. He holds a BFA in studio art from the University of Connecticut and earned his MFA in photography from the University of Hartford in 2008. In graduate school, someone told him he was a neo-classical modernist; that sounds about right. His work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions throughout the US and abroad, earning some awards including a Connecticut Artist Fellowship. His work is held in private and public collections such as the Dodd Research Center and the President’s Collection at the University of Connecticut, including some pretty obscure ones.
He works as the lab manager for the School of Fine Arts at the University of Connecticut and teaches photography and digital media at area colleges and universities.
After the Fall Pt. 1
This series of photographs is the result of deliberately not working on project. My father died during a hurricane, recently diagnosed with cancer. That day, I started taking these pictures. Photographing intuitively, without allowing much thought process getting the way, these images represent a kind of stream of consciousness mode of narration without regard for format, aesthetic or theme. Acknowledging the diaristic nature of making photographs, I work with the aim of creating a narrative indicative of the universality of loss and the passage of time. Subconsciously, I think I was looking to get some sort of answer, but I’m still unsure what question to ask. In that sense, these photographs represent mementos of a time of a common uncertainty.
To view more of Dan Buttrey’s work please visit their website.