David K Bruner Photographer | Artist: Blog https://www.davidkbruner.com/blog en-us (C) 2023 David K Bruner [email protected] (David K Bruner Photographer | Artist) Fri, 13 Oct 2023 21:43:00 GMT Fri, 13 Oct 2023 21:43:00 GMT https://www.davidkbruner.com/img/s/v-12/u845639270-o783523948-50.jpg David K Bruner Photographer | Artist: Blog https://www.davidkbruner.com/blog 96 120 Author Mark Abramson https://www.davidkbruner.com/blog/2023/10/author-mark-abramson  

excerpt from my website "About David", Author Mark Abramson 2015Author Mark Abramson 2015Author Mark Abramson
"Beach Reading" mystery series and the AIDS memoir "For My Brothers,
color retouched digital image

people are my favorite subjects. At one point while in San Francisco, i met author Mark Abramson. I was on the Divisadero Bus headed towards Market & Castro streets. I had just come from an appointment with the ENT. There he was...looking over at me. He made me feel rather special just to be on the bus on that cool sunny day. I knew there was something really interesting about him and i wanted to know or photograph him. Turns out he's a writer and a great storyteller. I ended up doing his author photos on about 5 of his books and one cover photo. The time i spent with him in the studio was exuberant! --dkb oct 13, 2023

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LIFEE Images - Photos of my Life, Reflection of Myself https://www.davidkbruner.com/blog/2021/4/life-images---photos-of-my-life-reflection-of-myself "I am not ashamed of any of the photographs i have taken in my entire life! They are a positive reflection of myself & the interesting way i see people"

My photographs here on this website are a few of the photos i have taken throughout my life. There are a lot more! Just google me (be sure to include my middle initial davidKbruner). Or Twitter, MeWe or FaceBook a book cover here n there. I am not really ashamed of any of the photos i have taken in my life! They are a positive reflection of myself & the interesting way i see people & life itself. Even the mess-ups or mistakes were learning pieces for me. There are also the nudes i've taken although there are not really that many. Years ago i had an art teacher tell me "if you want to know the human form David, you have to look at the human form". People do have penises, breasts, and butt cracks. There is nothing weird to the way i see something unique where most people do not. Nothing against most people. To me, there is a beauty in found objects & old dilapidated buildings. An old bus stop bench in Los Angeles, or a boat made out of crumbling plaster from a wall. All the odd people i see as beautiful or appealing to where most people may not look twice at. Don't be blinded by one particular style.    "Peaceful travels!"--dkb  (edited version)

Photo: a bench in L.A. 1995 Vericolor film Bench in L.A.Bench in L.A.35mm Vericolor Film
"The Truth"

Photo: Dan Baucco @ Brand_X Indianapolis 1991 Ilford Film

Photo: Hangin On The Telephone 2012 Market St. San Francisco Digital retouched image

Hangin On The TelephoneHangin On The TelephoneSan Francisco 2012
Market Street

portraitportrait Photo: Fashion style image featuring Eduardo San Francisco 2014 color retouched digital image

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Digital Delay: More b+w photographs from film! https://www.davidkbruner.com/blog/2019/6/digital-delay-more-b-w-photographs-from-film Digital Delay: more b+w photos from film! A series of photographs can be a handful of similar photos of a similar subject. 30 shots of the same person for model shots could be a series, like the ones featured here. These to me are model shots with a twist. Shot with black & white Kodak Plus-x film. This film has been discontinued but they still make Tri-x! Plus-x film was used a lot in the 1990's in Chicago, New York & other big cities made for & used by pro photographers. With digital, it doesn't seem needed anymore. I myself still like Tri-x film for black & white film photography. Next blog, please check back in about 6 weeks. I will be talking about COLOR FILM. AdamAdam 1996actor / model
hand-processed Plus-x film
Adam 1996Adam 1996actor / model
hand-processed Plus-x b+w film

 I try to convey the beauty, mystery, and occasional irony that I see in everyday life. People have always been my favorite subjects. Most of the black & white film here i hand processed myself to my personal specifications. --dkb

Sample photos above, model: Adam film: Kodak Plus-x film 

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More about Film https://www.davidkbruner.com/blog/2018/11/more-film-with-a-series-of-scott More Film with a Series of Scott

This is part of a series of i did of model Scott Tatt. This is the back of a building i had a studio in around 1996. I loved that studio, especially the building. It was great for a studio of any kind. Scott was a great model for all types of photography. Print, advertising, creative, nude. These photos were shot on Kodak Plus-x film. Hand processed with care by myself.
The remainder of this series can be viewed in the People, Places+Other Images gallery on this website. Some more revealing photos of Scott can be viewed in the Nudes and Early Work+Film galleries of this website. --dkb Nov. 15, 2018

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"these leather studs have always brought me luck" series https://www.davidkbruner.com/blog/2017/8/-these-leather-studs-have-always-brought-me-luck-series "these leather studs have always brought me luck" -- Series

Photographic Series from film © 1986 David K Bruner

model:Grace scanned images from black&white 35mm film


GO to Early Works/ Film section to entire series >


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from 8mm movie film to 35mm film to digital https://www.davidkbruner.com/blog/2017/5/from-8mm-movie-film-to-35mm-film-to-digital 8mm movie film, 35mm b+w film & b+w /color digital

My Life as a Creative Photographer & Never Before Seen images from Film

  Over the years of my life i have used and experimented with 8mm movie film, video, 35mm b+w (some med. format) and color film. Then around 1999 i started using digital. By 2002 i was seriously doing digital photography at Palace Lofts in Long Beach, Calif.  Now, i only use film when it is requested or for something special for myself. I tend to style photographs from start to finish doing my own editing, retouching & air brushing. My computer work started around 1987 as graphic artist on an Apple Macintosh. I am now going through & scanning hundreds of 35mm negatives from the 1980's & 1990's that i have kept away in a crate. I will be introducing "images from film", mostly black & white & some color over the next few months. Most of these images from film have never been seen or didn't make it past a contact sheet. Fashion & modeling related, a touch of sci-fi, experimental & some slightly bizarre. Please look for images from film in the "Early Works & Film" ( www.davidkbruner.com/earlywork ) section on this web-site! Thank-you and leave a comment, i like feedback. E-mail me & ask about a free t-shirt. --dkb

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    Photos: scanned image from film Model: Grace Blanchard /digital b+w Model: James Jones /digital color Model: Maggie filmfilm   



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"Exposure:" Series https://www.davidkbruner.com/blog/2016/11/-exposure-series

"because we haven't gotten enough Exposure:" --dkb

hacer clic / 点击 /click >  http://www.davidkbruner.com/p683888081

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"Exposure:" b&w photography exhibit Coming this October 2016! https://www.davidkbruner.com/blog/2016/8/-exposure-b-w-photography-exhibit-coming-this-october Coming This October! "Exposure:" Exhibit A new series, "Exposure:" coming this October features morphed bodies, a few aliens, some light bondage & a monster...of sorts. 

This October--High contrast digital black & white series of photographs! I have spent about the last 8-10 months photographing & creating this series. Searching through digital proofs, editing, hand retouching & some sketching, here at Studio dKb. Remember, they are coming this October to this web-site, Studio dKb and some other galaxy oops sorry I mean...gallery some where in San Francisco. Check back for more information on this exhibit. --dKb aug 2016

produced @Studio dKb

this exhibit PG-13

graphic design: © david k bruner




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#tbt Prêtáporter? https://www.davidkbruner.com/blog/2016/5/-tbt-pretaporter "90's Fashion in a Chicago Alley"

Fashion in an ally in Chicago for Kristie agencyFashion in an ally in Chicago for Kristie agency1993 Kodak Vericolor film
420 Wabash Av.

for Thursday #tbt from 1993

photo: © 1993 David K Bruner - scanned print from Vericolor film

  Prêtáporter? While working for an agency in Chicago i was told to do something different outside on location with this girl. She had red hair & was to wear this dark green velvet dress. Thinking they wanted me to do some wide angle stuff over by the Sears Tower...or something like that. I thought hmmm, different? Remembering this alley with a very colorful dumpster in it. The stylist, the model & I proceeded. After finding a place to stand in this smelly Chicago alley using this dumpster as a prop. This is what we came up with!--dKb 

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from David K Bruner 1994 for Thursday #tbt https://www.davidkbruner.com/blog/2016/2/from-david-k-bruner-1994-for-thursday-tbt Model book shot from 1994 i did while working in Chicago for an agency.

Hand print on ilford paper © 1994 david k bruner for Kristie agencyfor Kristie agency1994 hand print on paper for Kristie Productions

posted Thursday 2016 by David K Bruner San Francisco

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Marriage Equality for All! https://www.davidkbruner.com/blog/2015/6/marriage-equality-for-all Love & Marriage. Everyone should have the right to marry, right? We are all equal & as the old saying goes "what's good for the goose is good for the gander". I have always taught my Son this, have influenced my nephews and other people i have met over the years along the way. We are all equal.-dKb

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New App for Viewing Your Photos on Your Mobile Devices! https://www.davidkbruner.com/blog/2015/3/new-app-for-viewing-your-photos-on-your-mobile-devices Now you can view, download and share your photos using your mobile device by using our new app. Just download the appropriate link below. You will need us to send you an invitation once you have downloaded the app. We are in the process of sending out emails to all our past clients. We are so happy that we can provide this new service. Please let us know what you think!

David and Dennis

Studio dKb

To save photos to your phone, download the free Photo Moments app for iOS orAndroid then click here to view the gallery.

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World AIDS Day! https://www.davidkbruner.com/blog/2014/12/world-aids-day-original-graphic-design


AIDS Ribbon w/ a twist. Original graphic design- for all my friends who have died & all the friends and acquaintances that are still here suffering--dKb 


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iN San Francisco! https://www.davidkbruner.com/blog/2014/11/in-san-francisco iN San francisco© 2014 www.davidKbruner.com iN San Francisco-i would say i'm not trying to make any personal statements with this photo. I see this more than i think i (or anyone) should. I know this has been asked before (most likely by me). Why, in a country so wealthy? Yeah this is the almost the Tenderloin in San Francisco but i see money wasted here, food wasted there & so on. With the holidays coming maybe we all could keep people like this in our thoughts. There are so many more out there, don't let them fade away!-dKb

Read some strange news about this building, The Bristol Hotel San Francisco-The vibrations are so bad in Room 315 at the Hotel Bristol in the Tenderloin that Daniel Sepeda thinks it's time to bring in the holy water. "I should sprinkle some around and say some prayers," he said. "There are weird spirits here. It gives me the creeps." Sepeda and his roommate, James Bowton, attribute those creeps to Room 315's former tenant, Richard Ramirez. Ramirez is the man police say is the "Night Stalker," a cold-blooded serial killer who murdered people while they lay sleeping and then scrawled satanic symbols on their walls. Ramirez stayed at the Bristol several times during the past two years, according to manager Alex Melnikov. "The people we get here I would call third-class types," Melnikov said. "About 70 percent are on dope. I don't ask a lot of questions." Melnikov said Ramirez left behind a mysterious odor in the room. "It smelled like skunk," said one resident who declined to give her name. "The cleaning man sprayed like hell, but it wouldn't go away." A five-pointed star, a pentagram, associated with devil worship, was found drawn on the bathroom door of 315. Police, who searched the room, took the door with them.--JM


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Me David K Brüner in the studio w/ my old Pentax Camera! San Francisco, Calif. https://www.davidkbruner.com/blog/2014/11/me-david-k-br-ner-in-the-studio-w/-my-old-pentax-san-francisco


David K Bruner in the studio with my old Pentax! i love this camera for film, it's as old as my Son. This camera now seems to have a soul of it's own. It still takes great photographs, i love my old Pentax & always will. If you ever request film for your shoot instead of digital, most likely this is the camera i will be using! I can still process film & print. - at Studio dkb. San Francisco

photo assistant Dennis M Daniel



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Modeling Opportunities https://www.davidkbruner.com/blog/2014/6/modeling-opportunities Send a snapshot to [email protected]!

Thanks for your interest in supporting the arts!


Sincerely, Dennis M Daniel



David K Bruner


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Everyone is Dirty: What ever happened to Lee Malone? https://www.davidkbruner.com/blog/2014/5/everyone-is-dirty-what-ever-happened-to-lee-malone SivanSivanEveryone is Dirty band
color retouched digital image


Everyone is Dirty: What ever happened to Lee Malone?

by David K Bruner San Francisco May 2014

You could say it's been established that the Bay area's own music band Everyone is Dirty, is a Bay Area gem. Well before being one of KQED's top 10 bands of the bay, they formed in Oakland California. They recently obtained some well deserved studio time sponsored by Converse new music project. They play San Francisco clubs as well as other bay area clubs often. They are smart fresh, energetic & unique. From the rough jumping sway of the violin to the riveting  sounds of the guitar they definitely have created a sound all their own. On another note, they look good! Tony, Tyler, Christopher & Sivan Gur-Arieh. The band has a natural, grungy look but most of all, they look comfortable together. Youthful yet some what sure of themselves, especially when it comes to their art. Sivan is an old soul with gorgeous eyes  & an original look. -dKb

"i was just a child didn't know what i was doing" 

pictured: Sivan / dKb
for current show times, to listen to their music or buy a t-shirt go to> www.everyoneisdirty.com
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iN San Francisco David K Bruner Yello Truck https://www.davidkbruner.com/blog/2014/2/in-san-francisco-david-k-bruner-yello-truck Yello TruckYello TruckiN San Francisco
Feb. 2014
"Yello Truck"

iN San Francisco photo by David K Bruner.com

Another colorful scene on a gorgeous Friday in the city of San Francisco. I love taking photosof everyday life around town. Every photo i take says something different about San Francisco and the people that live & work here.--dKb



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Running Naked Man Tackled by SFPD hmmmm... https://www.davidkbruner.com/blog/2013/11/streaker-tackled-by-sfpd-in-san-francisco iN San Francisco

Out for a walk near downtown San Francisco this afternoon when i noticed a naked, young man running down the street. Not that odd it's San Francisco, as they say. I had my "pocket camera" Panasonic Lumix with me . He was hauling butt, no pun so i quickly pulled my camera out but some police were running after him very fast too, some plain clothed, sirens bursting. Was only able to get a few photos after the cops piled on top of him. Sorry...no full frontal! -dKb SFPD Tackle Naked ManSFPD Tackle Naked Man...hmmmm
i snapped this w/
my little camera
iN San Francisco


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Life During Wartime https://www.davidkbruner.com/blog/2013/11/life-during-wartime Life During Wartime© 2008 San Francisco If you get out and about here in San Francisco you will probably see this person or even this truck. Intrusive on a person's space? I don't know! There is a fine line between the two. I wasn't threatened with a shotgun or told to stop taking pictures like i have been in the past. I don't need to be threatened with a shotgun, i just need to be asked to leave & i have always left. I do respect the people, like this, i shoot photos of. That is part of why i take photos of them, i call it recording life. Life as i see it. I like to share these people with the rest of the world. I always have, ever since before my 1st camera as a teenager. I love to show people life through my eyes, something they may not notice. This and a number of other photos i've taken are a sign of the times, reflecting what is going on in society & around us. 
Photo: "LIfe During Wartime" Jan. 2008 16th @ Market St. San Francisco
text: © 2008 davidkbruner
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