About Bryan

Claire, Riley, & Bryan

Hello.  I am Bryan Riley Turner. I love Jesus, my wife, my daughter, creativity, music, & wild things.  I also have a penchant for interesting quotes.

     Photographs can take on a life of their own.  I've always been intrigued in the idea of telling a story through the lens instead of just preserving an instant in time.  Images rarely stop at just displaying the momentary thoughts and emotions of the captured subjects.  They become a vehicle for whatever underlying subtext the artist has sniffed out and drawn forward, and of course, you, the viewer-participant, play an active role by your own particular experiences and worldview that influence perception.  I enjoy what Vladmir Nabokov said in The Real Life of Sebastian Knight:

"It was but the echo of some possible truth, a timely reminder: don't be too certain of learning the past from the lips of the present... Remember that what you are told is really threefold: shaped by the teller, reshaped by the listener, concealed from both by the dead man of the tale."

 

Here's the deal: I'll be the teller, you be the listener, and let's pray there are no dead men involved.  Let me know what you think.

Thanks, friends.

-BRT