Carly Brandess

About the Photographer

With a love of photography that was fostered at a young age, I have been playing around with a camera for most of my life. That married with a passion for travel has introduced me to a vast world of exploring cultures, landscapes, and people through the lens of my camera. I thrill in discovering beauty in what both nature and humans have created and in attempting to suspend these moments in time. Recently, I traveled to Iceland and stepped into a place that was other-worldly. My camera served as an opportunity to see this wondrous place through a new light and to bring a piece of it home with me. I have found though, through all of my travels, that home serves as just as great a landscape of people and places to photograph. As a born and raised Chicagoan, I have been gifted with four unique and rich seasons that each bring their own light and shadows.