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Brenda Willis
NYC and Kansas City, MO

About the Artist

Brenda Willis has had a long relationship with photography. Her father was fond of it, and she grew up around bottles of developer, boxes of photo paper and darkroom equipment. By the age of sixteen, her curiosity moved her to began shooting her own photos with her father’s old 35mm camera. She gained a new outlook on life once she started viewing it through the lens of that camera.

Later, Brenda moved to New York where she used her sense of photographic perspective to explore and get to know her new city. Finding inspiration in unexpected nuances of her new urban surroundings, she has …

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About the Artist

Brenda Willis has had a long relationship with photography. Her father was fond of it, and she grew up around bottles of developer, boxes of photo paper and darkroom equipment. By the age of sixteen, her curiosity moved her to began shooting her own photos with her father’s old 35mm camera. She gained a new outlook on life once she started viewing it through the lens of that camera.

Later, Brenda moved to New York where she used her sense of photographic perspective to explore and get to know her new city. Finding inspiration in unexpected nuances of her new urban surroundings, she has been mostly drawn to subtle aspects of daily life with her motto of "capturing life as I live it!" She has a unique eye for and a fresh perspective on all things ordinary, and she enjoys discovering new ways to highlight the small joys in life.

Artist’s Work

Brooklyn reflects manhattan
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Brooklyn Reflects Manhattan

By Brenda Willis

Springing forward
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Springing Forward

By Brenda Willis

Daisy daisy
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Daisy, Daisy

By Brenda Willis

The mia house
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The Mia House

By Brenda Willis

Yard piano ii
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Yard Piano II

By Brenda Willis

Date night
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Date Night

By Brenda Willis

Uptown 2
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Uptown

By Brenda Willis

Astoria corner
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Astoria Corner

By Brenda Willis

Dandelion soul
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Dandelion Soul

By Brenda Willis

Piano in the wind
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Piano in the Wind

By Brenda Willis

Yard piano
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Yard Piano

By Brenda Willis

Refreshing the hood
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Refreshing the Hood

By Brenda Willis

Kc coal train
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KC Coal Train

By Brenda Willis

Tall mast of manhattan
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Tall Mast of Manhattan

By Brenda Willis

Atlantic avenue station
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Atlantic Avenue Station

By Brenda Willis

Manhattan rooftops
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Manhattan Rooftops

By Brenda Willis

Autumn over east manhattan
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Autumn Over East Manhattan

By Brenda Willis

Cleaning up the neighborhood
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Cleaning Up the Neighborhood

By Brenda Willis

Brooklyn war zone
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Brooklyn War Zone

By Brenda Willis

In transit
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In Transit

By Brenda Willis

A boy and his dog
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A Boy and His Dog

By Brenda Willis

59th street rush hour
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59th Street Rush Hour

By Brenda Willis

Selected Exhibitions

  • RAW Artists
    Kansas City, Missouri, 2012

Press and Accolades

  • I Shot It four-time Mark of Excellence recipient
    2011-2012
  • I Shot I Competition Winner
    January 29, 2012