Of course my favorite device, like many folks these days, is my IPhone. I have now done 3 short movies with the 8mm app and do I love it.
If you wanna have a peek at my first one, head over to YouTube: Searching for the muse.
Of course, I am also a hipstamatic fiend. I have samples of that work on my main website, brycelankard.com, and also on my photo blog, parallax pix.
If you have some time to kill, pay me a visit.
I will insert obligatory artwork here:
We’ve all seen yearbooks before. We kinda know what to expect, right? I had just done the 1984 book and won a Best of Category award from the Printing Industries of America, and yet subscriptions were decreasing on a yearly basis and students felt disconnected from their book.
Myself and my staff decided to change the game…entirely. My concept was to make a dictionary instead. We enlisted every organization on campus, creative writing classes and our own staff to come up with appropriate words and definitions, thereby engaging the student body. Add to that a bit of never before seen promotion for the book and both sales and positive response soared, many saying that they had never seen “anything like it.”
Several themes were employed for this 430 page volume. Firstly we played off the double “Y” of the name with multiple uses and variations of inverted triangles. We committed to being better photo editors as well, reducing the number of images in preference to better pictures used bigger. The final touch, which was tough to convince our publisher to go along with, was to die cut the letter “tabs” on the side of the book. This was unheard of, a bit expensive, and had to be shopped out to another publisher, but we fought hard for it, as we were convinced that it was needed to drive home the theme.
The full digital version of this book is now viewable online through the UNC library digital archives.
This book/show catalog was originally produced as a companion piece to the benefit exhibition for photographers effected by Hurricane Katrina. The exhibit was held at Solomon Arts in NYC and the book was designed as a piece for those who wanted to contribute to the cause but not at the price tag of an original photograph.
I used a lot of quotes from books and song lyrics to accompany the photos and enjoyed playing with a jazzy type treatment.
Sadly the company that printed the book went out of business, but an expanded edition in paperback can be purchased at
I was hired to do an illustration for the Village Voice for an article about chess that referenced the famous image of Duchamp playing chess in a gallery with his nude mistress. Despite the obvious obstacles, I really loved our location and I thought that our male model was more Duchampian than the artist himself.
Brochure for the Ameripure Oyster Company. We shot the companies operations in a gritty journalistic style and incorporated the rough burlap texture of oyster sacks in the type treatments.