FRAMES Podcast with Jo Brunenberg

On today’s episode of the FRAMES Photography Podcast W. Scott Olsen is talking to Jo Brunenberg, fine art photographer from the Netherlands.

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Born in the Netherlands, Jo Brunenberg (1949) ‘discovered’ photography at the age of fourteen and was immediately fascinated by the magic of the medium. At young age he started as an apprentice photographer at a printing company where he has worked in various positions. In addition to working in graphic arts, he has always remained active as fine art photographer.

One of his first non-commissioned projects was “Atlantic Wall.” In this series Jo Brunenberg has put the vulnerable naked male body in the hard concrete architecture of the German defensive line along the Normandy coast in France.

During the nineties he carried out many assignments in the field of architectural photography. Recurring themes in his free work are are male nude, architecture and typography.

Now, more than 50 years later, his creative work has been published in numerous photo books and magazines and has been exhibited in galleries and museums in cities such as Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Eindhoven, Hamburg, Neurenberg, Lausanne, Paris, Lyon, Arles, Madrid, Antwerpen, Gent, Dublin, Montréal, Baltimore, Chicago and New York.

Jo Brunenberg travels extensively through France, where he realized recent series like ‘Fermeture Définitive’ in which he reveals his fascination with the typical architecture and typography of traditional small shops in France. In many towns and villages such shops have been closed or are about to disappear. In his series ‘Portraits de Châteaux d’Eau’ Brunenberg portrays typical French water towers. This series of photographs is supplemented with two documentary movies. A limited edition photo book ‘Portraits de Châteaux d’Eau’ was published early 2021.

© Jo Brunenberg (From the series “Atlantikwal”)
© Jo Brunenberg (From the series “Escaping Images”)
© Jo Brunenberg (From the series “Portraits de Châteaux d’eau”)
© Jo Brunenberg (From the series “Portraits de Châteaux d’eau”)
© Jo Brunenberg (From the series “Projected Images”)

Jo Brunenberg


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