Bryan Akers has been working in the professional image-making business since 1997 and his portfolio reflects one of a well seasoned professional's. Our staff was inspired by Bryan's superb use of graphical elements in many of his images, which serve to produce stunning images.
Among the images in Bryan's portfolio, which incorporate this use of "graphical elements", is the one on this page. While this image seems simple at first glance, it becomes apparent to the viewer that there is a lot more going on here than we realize. The interesting use of angles, diagonals, and curves work together to produce a graphical image, which is very stunning in its quality. Along with all of these elements, Bryan has lit the subject very well and his composition is flawless.
Our staff enjoyed reviewing the strong images in Bryan's portfolio and we believe you will too. Be sure to take your time while browsing through this masterful portfolio - the images command more than a cursory glance!,Serious interest in photography began in 1997 after changing my major at Ohio University from Accounting to Photography Illustration. Prior to that, I had taken a course or two just experimenting with different fields and rekindling a love that I had had as a teenager. I still remember the feeling that I had the first time I was printing in the darkroom. Seeing an image that I had taken come up on paper was pure magic. Not long after, I was doing experimental prints, dabbling in solarization, fused negatives, and other alternative processes. I was still an Accounting major at this point, but I was hooked on photography. Eventually, the right side of my brain won the battle and I was off to learn more advanced photographic lessons. The portfolio that you have seen exemplifies a good summary of my time in college. Some images were shot early on.. and others shot when I learned better lighting techniques.
I am now two years out of college and, somewhat, out of photography as well. I work at American Greetings in Brooklyn, Ohio in a department entitled Digital Graphics. I work with Adobe Photoshop and Macromedia Freehand extensively. And although I’ve seen how beautiful “photographic-like” images can be produced from within Photoshop, I still believe that there’s something special (and in most instances less time-consuming) about creating that image in-camera. As for my free-time, that is spent designing graphics and websites. I got that bug in college, too… I still shoot a little bit, but it’s all casual shooting. That may change when I pick up a new 4X5 camera sometime in the future.