Drift, 2006

Artist Statement


“Drift” is a series of moving and still photographic images collected during travels through Canada, France, Japan, England, Belgium and the USA.  These photographs catalogue the shifting light and color of the world’s oceans and shorelines. Using a variety of analogue and digital mediums that closely parallel racetrack photo finish technology, the images invert conventional photographic motion/time relationships. My intention is to present motion rendered still, and still rendered in motion, graphically revealing the underlying rhythms and patterns of the physical world while tracing our navigation through it.

Artist Biography

David Burdeny’s Masters in Architecture and Interior Design background combined with 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. Vancouver, BC based, Burdeny has exhibited with the Jennifer Kostuik Gallery since 2001, showcasing his images from the world over, including Antarctica, Iceland, Brazil, China, Burma, Cambodia, France, Italy, Canada and the USA. In 2012 the Ancora Series of 2010 was exhibited at the Centre for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA, Curated by Richard Gadd. Burdeny has won several gold awards in international art photography competitions, most significantly receiving International Photographer of the Year in the Nature category for Canada, revealed at the Lucie Awards Ceremony in New York City, October 2008. Shorelines sold out in both the limited collector edition and trade publication. Burdeny’s work has been included in corporate and private collections. He currently has 8 limited edition photographic series offered and is art is presented at international art fairs yearly.


43 x 43 Inches Image Size, Edition of 5,
(aluminum mount)
1-5: $7,000.00

32 x 32 Inches Image Size, Edition of 10,
(aluminum mount)
1-10: $5,500.0

15 x 15 Inches Image Size, Edition of 10,
(aluminum mount)
1-7: $2,000.00


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