With a Masters in Architecture and Interior Design, Burdeny is a full-time photography artist based in Vancouver, showing with Jennifer Kostuik Gallery for fifteen years. He is best known for his large-format, long exposures, presented with an identifiable horizon line and classic one-point perspective. The overall effect is a surreal elegance. His series included images from China, Burma, Vietnam, Italy, France, Japan, Greenland, and Antarctica. Burdeny’s 2014 series will focus on Brazil.
“Over the years, I found myself in the privileged position of working in different places all over the world, with my latest travel to Brazil. Traversing across a varied landscape of urban and rural environments. The resulting photographs are a response to my personal sense of wonder about these places, and their inhabitants. Less a linear narrative and more a catalogue of singular moments, this series emphasizes the instant where light, form, texture, and colour come together on a particular day.
Working from first light, to dusk and beyond, I was searching for experiences that were, through my eyes, beautiful or profound: a city shrouded in morning fog, a full moon illuminating the ocean, blue evenings, golden mornings, and a lone sailor on the ocean.”