Born in Winnipeg, Mantoba, Canada, David Burdeny (1968) has degrees in both Interior Design and a Masters in Architecture.
At the age of 12, his upbringing in the vast Canadian prairies provides the template for his keen technical ability, enduring patience and minimalist aesthetic, enabling him to shoot on site, documenting sky, horizon and the marks humankind leaves behind.
David started to photograph the prairie landscape and make his own black and white prints in a makeshif darkroom that also served as his bedroom closet. Primarily self taught, his architecture and design background greatly influence his penchant for simple, exacting photographs. David purposefully photographs in indoor light and near darkness. He uses unusually long exposures to see that which our eyes cannot. Moving behind the literal, his images have been described as ominous, haunting, beautiful and meditative