Author: Brandon Eicher

An abstract photo of a firework at Navy Pier

Experiments in Focus Pull Photography

Over the summer, I experimented with a style of photography called “focus pulling.” The technique itself is pretty simple: you gradually change the field of focus throughout a long exposure. This creates abstract — often otherworldly — images, particularly when applied to moving lights.

A black sand beach near Vík, Iceland
Travel Stories

Four Spectacular Days in Iceland

After two lengthy delays, including an unscheduled stop in Newfoundland, our flight finally arrived in Iceland. We were relieved to be on the ground, but our journey was far from over. Our hotel on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula was still three hours away. On our way to the hotel, we stopped […]

Hermosa Beach Pier at sunset
50 States, Travel Stories

The Birth of the Pier Project

Six or seven years ago, I received a print of the Hermosa Beach pier. In retrospect, it was an unremarkable photo of one of the least famous piers in Southern California. But I loved the image nonetheless. It reminded me of home, particularly after I moved to the Midwest in 2013.