During the calendar year of 2020, Brad Reed and Rachel Gaudette each made an image every day. Although the final project was different from what they had planned, they worked hard to showcase the beauty every day during the pandemic. In the late fall of 2021, they will be publishing a book that includes all 732 images made. This entry consists of two images that will be in the book, “Brad Reed’s Day 200 of 366” and “Rachel Gaudette’s Day 80 of 366”. Brad made his image of the Comet NEOWISE over the Big Sable Point Lighthouse in the Ludington State Park. Rachel made her image of a unique particle ray during sunset at Stearns Beach in Ludington, MI. They will each be printed on Performance EXT Metal with a final size of 48 inches by 72 inches. The images will take on an almost magical luminescence.
- Art form: 2-D
- Medium: Photography
- Width: 72 inches
- Year created:
- Height: 48 inches
About Brad Reed & Rachel Gaudette of Todd and Brad Reed Photo
Brad’s journey as a photographer started as a young boy. He jumped at every chance to carry his father’s gear on photo shoots throughout the region. Without a camera in his hand, Brad practiced seeing the world in photographs and learned that extraordinary photography requires chasing the light and capturing the defining moment. After graduating from Calvin College with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and working on a master’s degree in Social Work, Brad followed his heart and journeyed into the full-time world of photography and quickly became a leader in his field. Like his father, Brad is an international award-winning photographer and book publisher. Rachel Gaudette was born and raised on Weldon Creek Farms in Custer, Michigan, in the eastern region of Mason County. Being around nature helped her appreciate its beauty at a young age. The Shoup family farm is nestled between Weldon Creek and the Pere Marquette River. Rachel took many long walks in the woods with her family along these two beautiful bodies of water. Although she didn’t start capturing these moments with a camera until later in life, they will forever remain in her heart. Rachel loves photographing the family farm, as well as chasing the magic light around Michigan. Brad and Rachel, along with Brad’s father, Todd, have their artwork on display at Todd and Brad Reed Photography located in downtown Ludington, Michigan.