The featured photographer for April is Nicolas Bruno. Bruno studied at Purchase College of New York, where he received a BFA in photography in 2015.
Moreover, with a studio in Northport, New York, Bruno photographs and fabricates props for his compositions. In addition, he weaves together his terrifying experiences of sleep paralysis with surreal self-portraiture in a therapeutic translation of night terror to image.
Bruno’s constructed worlds of uncertainty exist on a plane between waking and sleeping. Furthermore, influences of 19th century Romanticists, historical texts and dream symbolism lace each composition with various visual dialogues of the macabre.
Nicolas Bruno took this photograph with a Nikon D600 DSLR as well as a Zeiss Planar T* 50mm f/1.4 ZF.2 lens: 50mm; 1/2000 sec; f/2.5; ISO 100.