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American photographer, Dorrell Bradford born and raised in South Phoenix, Arizona, documents moments in which he seeks pause and wonder. His minimalist compositions of everyday settings emphasize shape, design, and dimension, encourages viewers to find their own moments of contemplation and discovery.

Bradford graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology in 2012. Shortly after, Bradford moved to New York City. During this time, Bradford fostered close friendships with artists from a wide array of backgrounds, which earned him a firsthand encounter with the lifestyles and work of an artist. The accessibility of the NYC art world was crucial and became a learning ground for Bradford.

While living in New York, he found minimal street photography and became enthralled with the hunt and capture of moments that highlighted unique patterns and subtle coincidences in his daily commutes. From sprawling cities to the wilderness, capturing quiet moments of pause and wonder are at the core Bradford’s work.

His work has been published in several art magazines, he has self published two photo books, and has showed work in Miami, Las Cruces, Los Angeles, Mesa and Phoenix. He currently lives in Tempe, AZ with his wife, who’s also a photographer and their 2 children.

Artist Statement

Luke 10:19

Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

In Luke 10:19, the series depicts a close encounter with the Arizona Bark Scorpion. Native to the Southwestern United States the Bark Scorpion is one of the most venomous scorpions in North America. In their dark unknown existence scorpions have historically represented fear to humans and have become apart of folklore in many cultures globally. Luke 10:19 series tells a story of exercising curiosity and dispelling fear as a result.

This series is a photo examination, depicting the scorpion’s anatomy and design in black and white imagery.