When I decided to pursue photography as my main calling in life, I needed to come up with a name for my art. I noticed many photographers using the format “First Name Last Name Photography,” but I knew that wouldn’t work for me. I wanted to be creative and give my art a distinctive name.
I knew I wanted my art to be thought-provoking and educational. While creating visually pleasing images is wonderful, I also aimed for my art to engage viewers and provide them with new insights about the world. My name is Brian, but it’s often misspelled as “Brain.” Embracing this, I decided to name my art “brainwork! art.” It felt fitting and, at the very least, more interesting than “Brian Bezalel Photography.”
“brainwork! art” symbolizes artwork that not only demands thought, or brainwork, during the creative process but also encourages viewers to contemplate new ideas and get their own brains working. When I share my images, the visual aspect is undoubtedly important, but the captions or descriptions I add to each post are equally important. They are what I hope people will read and, in doing so, learn something new or be inspired to think about topics they hadn’t considered before.