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About Brandon Barnard
Photographer. Director. Producer.

I pride myself on my versatility as a photographer. With a genuine curiosity about the world around me, I find joy in adapting to various scenarios and capturing the beauty in every moment and subject I encounter.

Brandon Barnard boasts over 30 years of experience as a photographer and director in the creative industry. His journey began in graphic design before evolving into the role of creative director at his own agency. Transitioning his focus, he delved into the realms of photography and directing, self-teaching along the way. Brandon believes in the value of trial-and-error, asserting that learning from mistakes has significantly shaped his advancement in the field. For him, photography is a dynamic art form that merges various storytelling styles with ever-evolving camera technology, fostering an ongoing process of learning that keeps him enthralled.

The essence of a captivating image lies in its ability to resonate deeply.

Through my lens, I craft visuals that not only captivate but also narrate, leaving an indelible imprint on the viewer's mind.

The essence of a captivating image lies in its ability to resonate deeply.

Through my lens, I craft visuals that not only captivate but also narrate, leaving an indelible imprint on the viewer's mind.

Proficient in portrait, advertising, commercial, sports, editorial, and on-location/street photography, Brandon effortlessly switches between photography and directing within the same project. Particularly mindful when working on advertising campaigns and commercial photography, he feels a profound responsibility to his audience, striving to create iconic images that are bold, dynamic, and engaging. Establishing meaningful connections with viewers is his aim, recognising the importance of leaving a lasting impression.

Embracing diversity has played a pivotal role in my journey.

I take pride in my ability to adapt and excel across various photography and videography styles and genres within the dynamic landscape of our industry.

Embracing diversity has played a pivotal role in my journey.

I take pride in my ability to adapt and excel across various photography and videography styles and genres within the dynamic landscape of our industry.

It is true what they say a camera does not make a photographer. However working to the level of what I am doing working with camera brands like Nikon, Leica, Hasselblad, and Phaseone and using Profoto light shapers has been a huge advantage, especially when under pressure and having to work fast in order to create advertising campaigns that are going to be printed in large format.

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Producing and directing documentaries such as “Every Face Tells a Story,” “Recyclers,” “Baptism,” and “Durban 031,” Brandon explores various aspects of African culture. He emphasises the importance of staying curious and truly seeing the world around him, driven by an insatiable pursuit of subjects and the excitement of discovering new angles, untold stories, or iconic images.