Self Portrait, 2015.

Self Portrait, 2015.

Artist Statement

Brittney Combs’ work often explores tactility and narrative through documentary and fine art photography styles, focusing on composition and concept. Inspired by things not easily communicated: such as perception, expression, and the intertwined idea of reality with imagination, she instills emotion by initiating a closer look and creating visual dialogue between the audience and the work. Combs investigates various modes of photography, ranging from on location documentary, to commercial and editorial work with products and food, to fine art photographs and mixed media pieces. In each realm she invites viewers to see a part of themselves within the work and establish a connection with it.


Photographer and fine artist Brittney Combs originates from rural Northwest Ohio. She currently resides in Columbus, Ohio and was rewarded a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Photography from Columbus College of Art & Design in May of 2016. Combs has exhibited her work in various locations around Ohio, Indiana and New York City (CV/Resume upon request). Her main passion is documenting firefighters, which is an enthusiasm that carries into her fine art pieces as well as shooting product and food photography in the studio or on location. Combs primarily creates her work digitally but often still utilizes 35mm and 120mm film depending on the concept and what the work is intended for. She typically does minimal postproduction editing, aiming to achieve the image and any desired distortion or manipulation in camera.

Combs is currently employed as a commercial photographer at Eclipse Corp in Gahanna, OH.