Artist Statement

Jack Brady

Shadows Dancing

Chapel Hill, NC this February 1, 2018

Visuals that have manifested before me, Shared:

Many of us find peace and serenity when we are immersed in the beauty of Nature.  Whether alone in the deep forest, lying on the sand staring up at the ever changing clouds before you, or perched on a rock beside a cascade of water falling from high above, Nature is Alive!

To present before you scenes from Nature that elicited an emotion at the moment in time before me is my mission, and the camera is my tool of choice.

Fortunate to have traveled the World, always with my camera at my side, has been one of the gifts in my life. Whether on a business trip, or a true adventure with no agenda other than to immerse myself in the beauty of a given topography, the camera is how I try to convey what I felt, and to hopefully elicit a like feeling within you.

As you may notice, I am particularly drawn to Clouds, the Sea and Shadows. 

The rays cast by the sun through the clouds at sea after a storm or in a remote wilderness location are just one of the beauties of Nature I feel we all can sense and appreciate. The flow of water across the earth, as a creek in the forest or the falls from on high, here you can sense not only the interplay of light in the scene but possibly hear the sound of the water as it trickles or falls before you.

Yet there are times where just a shadow cast upon a wall in a room gives a sense of peace to each of us, if we just stop for a moment and choose to live in the beauty of that instant.

Such is the inspiration to share just a little of what I have seen with each of you. I hope my efforts solicit a hunger within your self to Explore is manifested.


Words, Moments in Life shared:

This part of shadowsdancing.com is quite different. I have chosen to share writings, and frankly in some cases “rantings”, about the memorable experiences in one Souls Life Journey, myself.

As I say at the beginning of the page titled “Poetry”, of some of my writings I hope you have experienced the same emotion that generated the need to write of it, and of others I sincerely pray you have never felt and have no idea what I am writing about.

Yes, an enigma that will only be revealed by your reading. Many I hope will bring some joy, a few may bring a tear, others bewilderment.

What you feel will be dependent upon what you have felt, and whether my attempt to express a feeling that others have also sensed was worth the energy to bring the emotion with to works of words.

Of all that I have been able to bring from within myself and express for all to see, there is one that I feel must be felt and lived by all of us in order to understand the Human Experience, “Ashes”©.   You’ll find it at the top of the Poetry page.

In closing, thank you for what time you spend here with me and my works. I welcome your thoughts, comments and prayers.

© Copyright Jack Brady, Digital Technology Resources Inc., All rights reserved.
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For Folks Interested In My Specific Digital Technology Experience: 1983– January 2004, here are a few highlights:

Southeastern Digital Images, Inc. & C/Food Software Division, Atlanta, GA

President/Founder of a Value Added Reseller (VAR), Software Developer and Executive Recruiter focused on the CG, 3-D Animation, Sim/VR/AR, Photo and Pre-press markets primarily based on the Silicon Graphis Super Computer/Cray platform.

Directed Sales, evaluated new 3rd party products and managed all aspect of the business.  In addition to the software I developed, SDII represented a variety of third party hardware and software products focused at the PC and Unix/SGI professional graphics for motion picture, broadcast, prepress, design markets and research.  Business consistently generated after tax profits exceeding 25% on multimillion-dollar annual sales.

Conceived of new products, directed C++ programming and development, designed user interface and profitability marketed proprietary software controlling digital film recorders and high resolution scanners for the Silicon Graphics/Cray Irix OS platform.  Clients included Tri-Star Pictures, Columbia Pictures, CIA, Mayo Clinic, Mercedes Benz in Germany, IBM and numerous photographers world wide.

Designed, manufactured and marketed my proprietary FCC approved PC that was optimized for Computer Graphics, 3-D Animation, Photographic and Prepress applications.

Consulted for hardware and software firms including Intel, Truevision, AT&T/GSL, Silicon Graphics Inc., Kodak Digital, Scitex, Thomson Digital, Nikon, Lentech- lenticular 3D camera, Hasselblad, Pixar, and Eikonics in developing and marketing their products.

Only VAR awarded an exclusive sales territory (eight Southeastern states) by Thomson Digital Images for their Explore 3D Animation and design software, a leading animation and prepress program run on the Silicon Graphics Inc Super Computer platform.  Explore software cost started at $120,000 per user seat plus SGI hardware.  That same software today has morphed into Autocad's "Maya" and is available for a fraction of the cost of what it came from.

Silicon Graphics Inc. Authorized Power Series VAR and Software Developer.

PS: Please note that all images on the shadowsdancing.com are displayed as only 72dpi and only 8 bits deep. In reality, the actual images I print from are at least 300 dpi and 16 bits, thus the printed image looks dramatically better than what is able to be displayed here on my web site.