Brian A. Vikander's photographic artistry flows to the
inner side of the human equation. Through his visuals we come
upon an evocative side of humanity, to which we all innately relate,
for we recognize our human similarities and rejoice in them. He
is one of a diminishing breed of individuals who continue to seek
out our globe's most unusual corners to chronicle the face of
our ever-changing world.
while completing University work in Sociology/Psychology, is self-trained
and self-taught, in the discipline of photography. Untrammeled
by the boundaries imposed by photographic educators, he has unceasingly
sought to apply a personal vision, which has always allowed his
photographic perception to stand apart. The design of his imagery
is to create a faithful, visually realistic and arresting impression
from the other's perspective.
The purpose of his journey is to change the state of being in
the soul, to awaken sensitivity to the feelings of others, to
reveal the unity underlying our own nature and to fructify and
refresh through the integration of our capacity for insight, understanding
and joy. His photographs are storehouses of spiritual energy and
they transmit this energy according to the quality of attention
that we bring to them. The effects of this energy can be described
as happiness, awareness, tranquility, or a willing surrender of
our private concerns to a universal experience.
The 30 year chronicle of his photographic virtuosity has been
seen in virtually every domestic and international publication
that deals with the exotic inclination of our globe, including:
National Geographic, Paris Match and German GEO. Recent awards
include: the World in Focus competition; the American Society
of Magazine Photographers worldwide competition; the Banff International
Photography Competition, the Rocky Mountain International Photography
Competition; and the CANON USA photography competition.
Additionally, Brian has been a guest lecturer at the prestigious
YPO (Young Presidents' Organization) Universities (India and Hong
Kong), the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Plexus (international
organization studying complexity) and many other professional
business groups, globally. His photographs are part of over 200
museum, government, corporate and private collections around the
world including: The Government of India (New Delhi);
The GETTY Museum (Los Angeles); and The Peoples
Republic of China (Beijing)and MGM Inc.
He has participated in over 40 exhibitions and solo shows.