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Long time Lower Garden District resident, Brandt Vicknair, is the owner and soul operator of Brandt Images. He has amazing talent, and to know him personally is like he’s always been in your life. His great eye can help get your business noticed in the sea of pictures we scroll though online.
1. What products and services do you offer?
My goal is to help strengthen the online presence of a brand, organization, or individual through thoughtful and engaging images. I photograph portraits, events, interior spaces, food, products – you name it! It’s my job to create images in a style that best supports each brand’s identity.
In a world where we now consume media and advertising by scrolling through our personal social media feeds, audiences are attracted to authenticity and consistency. I help my clients stand out among their competitors, leverage their own following to increase sales, and attract new business through engaging content. There has never been a better time to invest in your brand story!
2. How long have you been in business?
I was working in the music industry when I had my first client in 2013. I decided to create a website and really just let things come to me while I worked on personal projects for my enjoyment. More recently, I’ve transitioned to taking my skills and talents full time, either by working with agencies to help fulfill their clients’ visions or helping to shape and identify the visual message for smaller, less-established brands.
3. How do people find you online?
4. What is lesser known about your business that you wish more people knew?
While I do sell prints from my personal collection, I can also help create new personalized artwork just for you. I’ve been asked to create work based on places or subjects that are meaningful to my collectors and love nothing more than working together to ensure your vision comes to life.
I’ve also teamed with visual artist, Barbie L’Hoste, to create the collaborative art duo, Mash Buhtaydusss. Since our first effort in 2016, we’ve shown our work at New Orleans Art Center and Boyd Satellite. Mash Buhtaydusss was recently selected to exhibit in one of the most celebrated international juried exhibitions of contemporary art in the south and will be included in NO DEAD ARTISTS at Jonathan Ferrara Gallery this September. That same month, we will be featured on the cover of ArtVoices Magazine.
5. What’s your favorite aspect or project you’ve worked on?
I appreciate the variety that this profession entails. It’s extremely rare to feel a sense of routine. That may sound like a nightmare for a lot of people out there, but I seem to be at my peak when I’m on an adventure…even slightly uncomfortable. I thrive when things are fresh, they’re moving, and they’re unpredictable. I think you’re doing the right thing when you love and embrace the challenges that come with it.
One of my favorite recent projects was creating new photos for Anders Osborne. It was incredible working with such a brilliant artist who pushed me creatively and inspired me through his attitude and tremendous work ethic.
Hire Brandt Vicknair through his website or Instagram.