Click to preview Impressions of Bruges photo book

Bruges is a time capsule where beautiful architecture left unscathed by centuries of European conflict sits on cobbled streets, squares and canals. Traffic congestion is a tail back of horses and carriages and the 21st century appears to make only the occasional impact.

Through his photography, David Bird has tried to capture this timeless quality using a combination of images, textures and High Dynamic Range techniques to illustrate Bruges in the style of the "Old Master" paintings. This book represents a personal exploration of the secrets of Bruges and the realisation that first impressions can make lasting memories.


About the Author

David Bird
dabi Edinburgh, Scotland

I studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee, completing a four year degree course in Fine Art in the department of Drawing and Painting in 1986.

During the foundation year at Art College I was introduced to 35mm film photography and given the opportunity to learn developing and printing techniques. I really enjoyed these classes and was lucky enough to be taught by Joseph McKenzie, regarded by many as the ‘Father of Modern Scottish Photography’.

I have continued to be interested in photography ever since - and now enjoy exploring the creativity possible using digital techniques. I am particularly interested in infrared photography and have recently been accepted as a member of the League of Creative Infrared Photographers.

Photography has renewed my wonder in the detail found in nature - it always challenges my preconceptions and constantly surprises you with its beauty.

Publish Date  April 04, 2009

Dimensions  Small Square  24 pgs   Premium Paper, matte finish

Category  Fine Art Photography

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