Macabre & Modern: D.S. Brennan Photography

Art & Design

Those are dead birds. “My Natural History series was inspired by memories of studying Environmental Science. My fellow students and I were led behind the scenes at Natural History museums to study the specimens. Each was a miniature work of art created by nature and the careful taxidermists of the era. We learned about the history of the collections – about amateur collectors in the Victorian era, inspired by Darwin and his contemporaries. We learned of the great value the specimens had to modern researchers. These experiences formed a lasting impression.

Years later, my longing to revisit these treasure troves of science and art developed into a collection of photographs. These pieces capture and preserve the ephemeral, transient beauty of life, much as the specimens themselves are preserved in their museums. The photographs, modern in technique and style, are intrinsically linked to history and ageless nature.” More.

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  1. Brian GadgetSponge

    Jan 4, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    Very beautiful photographs. I like the color backgrounds and the lighting.

    • Adrienne Breaux

      Jan 5, 2012 at 12:06 am

      Agreed! The palettes for this art are perfect. 1 part cheery and another kind of creepy.

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