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Brian Krecik

Brian Krecik



I am a graduate of Indiana University with a degree in Anthropology. I have traveled and lived in both Korea and Japan where I taught about my culture and language. Over the past several years I worked as an application programmer, though I have never forgotten about my one greatest passion - people. It is what drove me to pursue a degree in Anthropology and has fueled my passion to capture images that are visually and emotionally moving. This same passion is what influenced my decision to return to school and pursue my Masters of Fine Art in Photography from the Academy of Art. I specialize with work with landscape, sports, nature, product, and portrait photography all the while looking to capture moments that identify who we are and what connects us to the world around us. When I am not out working with a client or setting up my next shot I can be found volunteering at the Mathers Museum at Indiana University where I am involved with archival and preservation of images and artifacts.
  • Canon 7d
  • Canon 5d Mark II
  • 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II
  • 28-70mm USM f/2.8

Stone Cold

Published August 22nd, 2012

Stone Cold:

This series began as part of a documentary project for my Graduate Studies. Initially I approached this project as a way to more fully understand the industry as a whole. Over the months of working closely with the workers, I found that each of them shared a special connection to each other and the earth. Ever so slowly I came to appreciate and understand the special connection and deep passion that these workers shared for their chosen profession.

Artistically, I made the decision to use a surreal approach in much of this body of work for cohesion and unity while using a strong contrast throughout the series to tie together the different images and create the visual tension that is ever present in the world of the miner; while the surreal imagery more clearly expresses the movement and energy that is ever present.

In all, more than 11,000 tons of rocks are mined every day in an operation that runs 5 days a week, 24 hours a day and working shifts that can last more than ...

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