Hello my name is Brandon Verdura. First off let me say thank you for checking out my website. My goal is that with my unique style and personal identity we can do business in the future and achieve whatever your goals are, business or personal. So who am I? I hope that after reading this you have an idea of who I am and why I love what I do; and, it all starts with water.
A South Floridian, with a second home in the water. It is water after all, that my inspiration and creativity flows from. The ever changing reality that is always there but rarely appreciated. It is what helped me find my love for photography. My father has a strong passion for the water and spearfishing, so naturally, you could say, I dove in head first. At 5 years old, with my mask and fins, I would trail my father’s adventures and watch from the surface as he would free dive and come up with dinner… I was mind blown by that concept alone. Ever since then, I have had an unmatchable love for the water, until I found photography. There is no greater feeling of freedom then under the surface, and being able to capture for others to experience is my passion.
So, how did I discover this new passion? It all started with a GoPro 4 Silver. Originally purchased to record my underwater explorations, I quickly found interest in taking pictures and even video stills. Editing the now humorously low-quality images, and making them my own. Less than a year later, inspired by many great photographers, I went out on a limb and invested in a professional level camera, in hopes to create amazing visuals that leave an impact on people. If you would have told me two years ago that I would love photography, I would have said you were crazy, but I have learned that photography is so much more than a picture. It is capturing the moment. A visual to take you back to an exact moment, and all the feelings and memories that went along with it. Photography allows me to do something no one else can: show the world through my eyes.
"Remember the camera is just a tool. What is more important is how you look at the world. Curiosity and a desire to explore, as well as passion" - Chris Burkard
So, I told you about my passions and how photography has changed my life, but what is the life I live all about? Who am I exactly, and why work with me when you have so many to choose from? I am a self-taught, driven photographer, living in Oahu, Hawaii with a strong passion for the water and full-time Helicopter Rescue Swimmer for the United States Coast Guard. Growing up, I was lucky enough to have parents who pushed me to pave my own path, and along that path to lead others by example through whatever I put my hands on. I have carried what they taught me throughout my life and I would like to think it shows in my work. I strive to put out the best that I can and create my own style to the point where people do not need to see a name attached to the image to know whose it is. I am extremely passionate about capturing the perfect moment and nothing less. If I have the pleasure of working with you, I promise to capture your perfect moments that leave a smile on your face upon every glance.
"Since we cannot change reality, let us change the eyes which see reality" - Nikos Kazantzakis
Thank you for taking the time to read through. Feel free to contact me with any questions regarding services or purchasing prints. I am also always open to travel to fit your needs.