Gregory Brun

Through the looking glass


It all depends on how we look at things,

and not how they are in themselves


My photography is a way to step through the looking-glass. Inspired by old stories and myths, I seek hidden-in-plain-sight characters and patterns. In reference to depth psychology, inviting images in the camera chamber is for me a work of active imagination. Once there, the delineation between object and subject blurs: are images collected, mediated or psychologically projected by the photographer? The encounter with the Other, the Unexpected, becomes a focal point and an invitation to enter uncharted territories.

Fall 2019 Exhibition

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 Jean Gebser Society Symposium, October 10-13, Asilomar Conference Center, California

Inspired by the wine concept of Terroir, and my experience moving from Europe to the New World, I am presenting a series of images related to the sense of place. This exhibition explores the emotional and atemporal dimension stemming from a location, the (re)connection with nature and with others. 


Spring 2019 Exhibition


A Journey into the Underworld, McGowan House, Monterey , California

From the Ancient Greek: κατάβασις, κατά “down” and βαίνω “go”. The Katabasis is an archetypal descent of the hero into the underworld. Also, a trip from the interior of a country down to the coast (for example, following a river). The word also applies to the sinking of the sun.

These photographs are on display as part of a collaborative celebrating the McGowan House in Monterey. Described as “a beacon on a hill” overlooking the Pacific ocean, this place is a spiritual center for groups of diverse sensibilities.


Gustave Dore, The Gate of Hell, illustration for Dante’s Divine Comedy

“It all depends on how we look at things, and not how they are in themselves.” – CG Jung, Modern Man in Search of a Soul