Commercial Photographer And Digital Artist Brian Rodgers Jr Featured On the Cover Of Photoshop User Magazine

Commercial Photographer And Digital Artist Brian Rodgers Jr Featured On the Cover Of Photoshop User Magazine

Commercial Photographer and Digital Artist Brian Rodgers Jr. Featured on the Cover of Photoshop User Magazine - February 2018 Issue

This issue's cover  is by Brian Rodgers Jr., an Addy Award winning commercial photographer and digital artist based out of South Bend, Indiana. He's the founder of Digital Art That Rocks and specializes in product and architectural photography with an emphasis on the post-production process. Brian has crafted commercial imagery for global companies and small businesses alike through his relentless work ethic, creative vision, and technical proficiency. His rock & roll roots run deep.

 

South Bend Commercial Photographer | Product Photography | Brian Rodgers Jr.

South Bend Commercial Photographer | Product Photography | Brian Rodgers Jr.

I'm Brian Rodgers Jr. I'm a south bend commercial photographer digital artist and founder of Digital Art That Rocks. I specialize in high end commercial product photography with an emphasis on the post production process. My skills in retouching have earned me a great reputation for creating some really dynamic imagery in my industry and that's something I don't take lightly. I'm always striving to create the next best iconic product image for my clients.  

Over the course of my career as a commercial advertising photographer and digital artist, I've had the opportunity to work with some really great companies both locally and nationally. I've created some really unique and creative commercial advertising photography for advertising agencies, large corporations and small businesses alike. Some of my commercial work has even won awards by the American Advertising Federation. 

Architectural Fine Art Bridge Series | Brian Rodgers Jr. | Digital Art That Rocks

 Charleston Fine Art Bridge #1 (Photographed in Charleston, SC)

Charleston Fine Art Bridge #1 (Photographed in Charleston, SC)

This is a three part architectural fine art series that I created recently while one location in Charleston, South Carolina. Though today I'm a working professional in the world commercial photography, I've been an artist my entire life. I've enjoyed creating art with many mediums over the years including but not limited to drawing, painting, sculpture, photography and music. This short series is an homage to those years of studying the elements and principles of design such as line, form, shape, repetition, space color, texture, and rhythm. 

 Charleston Fine Art Bridge #2 (Photographed in Charleston, SC)

Charleston Fine Art Bridge #2 (Photographed in Charleston, SC)

Truth be told, this series didn't happen intentionally. I didn't seek out the creation of these images, in fact they found me. I was traveling in South Carolina and had an opportunity to hop on a boat and spend a good portion of the day on the Atlantic ocean. While on the boat, I saw many things that caught my eye, including some nearby dolphins. But I've always been fascinated with bridges for some reason. They also bear many philosophical meanings. I photographed these bridges traveling at least 40 mph. With my camera in hand, I quickly composed and framed this series of bridge photographs capturing what naturally came to my mind's eye. I’m always intrigued by finding the simplicity in something so seemingly complex. 

 Charleston Fine Art Bridge #3 (Photographed in Charleston, SC)

Charleston Fine Art Bridge #3 (Photographed in Charleston, SC)

This fine art bridge series isn't about technical approach. It's not about documenting the environment in which the bridge exists. It's about creating a mood, and a feeling. I think these images offer the viewer a haunting beauty. These images are desolate in the fact that there are no clouds floating around in the sky... as if everything is at a stand still. There are no moving cars. No people. Just metal structures in the sky with a lot of negative space, repetitive lines, shape and form. But deeper than that, a sense of mystery and alternate thinking. 

I think it's important that we don't always take things at face value. Many things in life have much deeper meanings. Look at the before and after of this architectural image. It may look like a pretty mundane image at first glance, however when meticulously processed in black and white the image takes on a completely different mood.  

Be sure to check out my architectural photography portfolio HERE. Some of my local markets include South Bend, Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, Chicago, Grand Rapids, and Lansing to name a few. Architectural Imagery from Digital Art That Rocks can help you advertise your space to fill it with customers, sell a client on your architectural/construction services or even help your marketing team furnish a hotel with large fine art prints. If my work resonates with you, please let me know how I can be of service.

Brian Rodgers Jr. | Commercial Photographer/Digital Artist | Digital Art that Rocks LLC
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Indiana Architectural Photography | Digital Art That Rocks LLC

Take a behind the scenes look at a recent industrial architecture assignment that I shot! This image is slated to be the cover story image in Link Magazine May 2017.

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Where Architecture Meets Digital Art That Rocks!

 

As a commercial photographer and digital artist, I consider myself to be a painter of light. Knowing how sculpt light is essential for creating form, shape, texture and mood. This is a behind the scenes look at an industrial architectural interior that I photographed on assignment. As you can see from the video above, in order to light a space this large, attention to detail is crucial. Running machines and slick floors also presented it's own set of obstacles on set.  

Architectural photography is not simply about shooting with a wide angle lens and documenting a space. It's about creating a mood through nuance and detail, allowing the viewer to make an emotional connection to that space without physically being there.

Put yourself in the eyes of the consumer. Let's say you're taking your husband or wife on vacation and you're looking for a place to eat. You search the web and find images of various restaurants nearby. Based on your visual assessment, there's a 100% chance that you have a preconceived notion about the quality of that establishment based on the architectural photography of that space. 

If you're a business owner, this is something to think about. How do you want your clients, customers or guests to perceive your establishment when they search the web and find photos of your business online? Inviting? Warm? Clean? Professional?

Better architectural photography starts with creative vision and technical proficiency. This is where architecture meets Digital Art That Rocks. 

 

Brian Rodgers Jr. | Commercial Photographer/Digital Artist | Digital Art that Rocks LLC
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I also wanted want to give a shout out to my friends at Cosgrove Partners & Accurate Manufactured Products Group Inc for making this photo shoot possible!

The Proof Is In The Print - The Official Digital Art That Rocks Print Portfolio

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The Proof Is In The Print. See the Digital Art That Rocks difference. In person. On Point. In Print.

After meticulous planning & countless hours of production, the official Digital Art That Rocks Print Portfolio is now complete! This is the real deal folks. I printed this 11x14 book in house using my large format Canon printer then bound the images together in this custom stealth branded, black acrylic. Printed on premium double sided matte paper, this truly is, imagery you can feel! #LikeACraftsman

Commercial Photographer/Digital Artist
Commercial Photographer/Digital Artist
Commercial Photographer/Digital Artist
Commercial Photographer/Digital Artist

Contact Brian today if you're interested in seeing what commercial photography from Digital Art That Rocks can do for your business!

Brian Rodgers Jr. | Commercial Photographer/Digital Artist | Digital Art that Rocks LLC
www.digitalartthatrocks.com | Contact Brian
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