Southwest United States based visual artist Brendon Kahn’s work explores today’s reality
where the approach to photography is navigated by a mirage in the vicinity of contrast and
unsettling moments where uncanny disruptions defamiliarize our experiences with the
ordinary. Guided by competition and paved by modernity’s fierce push for perfection, these
strangely manufactured channels of both sincerity and surreal moments raise questions
around our notions of certainty and visual faith. Using bold, sensual colors within gripping
environments Kahn configures a mysterious and at times destabilizing reality for the viewer.
Kahn astutely focuses in on the enigmatic perspectives he discovers, thereby revealing the
subtleties and strange beauty in the visible world. With concentrated focus, he creates
highly charged and psychologically captivating images of great resonance. Using both
analog and digital processes he continues to make lens based work recently winning the
PDNedu Grandprize for Landscape and the Photography Award for the Ashurst Emerging
Artist Prize, named one of the Lensculture 2019 Emerging Artist talent winners, recipient of
the Fall 2019 Innovate Grant, and recently shortlisted for the Palm Photo Prize 2020.