Photographer – Studio 7
Bradley Trammel’s portrait photography has an enchanting, theatrical feel that captures the inherent mood and personality of his subjects. His attention to texture, color and composition give his stylistically arranged images a distinct look that’s meant to evoke a visceral response. Whether a senior portrait, corporate headshot or glamorous model shot, Trammel approaches each image with an eye for beauty, artistry and most importantly, emotional connection.
Taught by his father, Trammel began taking photos when he was just eleven years old and was photographing weddings professionally by the time he was nineteen. After high school, however, Trammel set his camera aside to attend culinary school in Portland, where he worked in kitchens until his late 20s. His entrepreneurial energy has since led him to pursue many careers and start several businesses, from catering to trucking, before finally returning to his camera. Ironically, it was Trammel’s trucking career that got him photographing again. “I would be sitting in parking lots in rural farm towns in North Dakota with nothing to do but take pictures,” says Trammel, who began photographing landscapes with his film camera to occupy himself on long trips. Trammel had a fleet of 13 trucks by the time he sold the company and embarked on his next entrepreneurial venture – his current portrait photography business.
Read our Creative Spotlight on Bradley Trammel here.