Florida and Connecticut photographer Linda Kane Brinckerhoff has always been fascinated by imagery.
Growing up in a family of artists and engineers, she was nurtured on both creative and technical problem solving. The desire to combine her creative and technical talents led her to discover the technical / creative world and rigors and rewards of photography.
By fusing her love for photography with a strong background in digital technology, she elevates her portraits, landscape and still-life images to fine art. Passionate about finding non-traditional and unique ways to capture a moment or the essence of a personality, Linda views photography as a way of revealing a hidden depth of grace and beauty.
Images by Linda Kane Brinckerhoff have been published in Fodor’s Travel Guides, Popular Photography magazine and Connecticut and New York periodicals. Her work has been shown in numerous solo and group shows locally and nationally and international salons. Primarily self-taught, Linda has enhanced her craft and expanded her repertoire in workshops and seminars conducted by many of the top American photojournalists, portrait, food and nature photographers, including W. Eugene Smith, Jay Maisel, Joe McNally, Tony Sweet, Bobbi Lane, Cliff Mautner, Pauline St. Denis, Lou Manna, and Adam Jones.
Linda Kane Brinckerhoff is a member of the Professional Photographers of America, the Connecticut Association of Photographers, the Fairfield Photographers Network, the Stamford Photography Club and the National Association of Photoshop Professionals. She is an Exhibiting Member of the Rowayton Arts Center.
Accomplished in photographing people and events in both formal and photojournalistic styles, she is also experienced in photographing special needs individuals. Her sleeping infant portraits have earned her the name “The Baby Whisperer” of photographers. Skilled in body-enhancing photo retouching, which she performs upon request, Linda works exclusively with state-of-the art professional digital SLR Nikon cameras and lenses.
Linda Kane Brinckerhoff is a volunteer with the Daughters of Charity Community Ministries in Bridgeport, CT and the Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep (NILMDTS) National Organization, which "provides the gift of remembrance photography to parents suffering the loss of a baby."
“Sometimes when I photograph a beautiful scene, I know it is perfect,” Linda says. “The shutter opens and closes and I know that I have captured something pure, maybe iconic. There is no need to alter it. But other times an image will be a creative starting point for digital painting and collageing, taking me on a creative journey as I experiment with different effects, altering the light, adding or subtracting color. I just have to trust the process – I don’t always know where it will lead me. It is the journey I enjoy. The destination is the final product and what I give to others.
Linda Kane Brinckerhoff
"Our pictures are our footprints. It’s the best way to tell people we were here." - Joe McNally, American photojournalist
PAST AWARDS & HONORS
Juried Acceptance into Connecticut Association of Photographers 2020 Tops in Connecticut Exhibition
2019 First Place New England Camera Club Council Portrait
2018 First Place New England Camera Club Council Portrait
Juried Acceptance into 2015 Fairfield Museum "Images" Salon Exhibition
Juried into Fairfield Pride 375 Group Show, Fairfield University Book Store, Fairfield, CT
Judge for 2014 Connecticut Association of Photographers Bi-annual "Tops in Connecticut 2014" Competition
"The Artist's Vision - photography by Linda Kane Brinckerhoff", solo exhibit at Fairfield Art House, Fairfield, CT, November 2014 to January 2015
"One Woman - a Photographic Journey", solo exhibit of Linda Brinckerhoff's photography, Harborview Market Cafe, Bridgeport, CT, April 2014
Juried Acceptance into 2014 Fairfield Museum "Images" Salon Exhibition
2014 Inspiration Art Show, Rowayton Arts Center, 1st Place, February 2014
2013 Photographer of the Year, Stamford Photography Club
Juried Acceptance into 2013 Fairfield Museum "Images" Salon Exhibition
WPKN "State of the Arts" radio interview - March 22, 2013 LISTEN HERE
2013 Greater Lynn International Salon Exhibition - Three Juried Acceptances
2012 Connecticut Association of Photographers Bi-annual "Tops in Connecticut 2012" - Best in Show Medal
2012 Beyond Brushwork Art Show, Rowayton Arts Center, 2nd Place, September 2012
2012 Marine & Coastal Art Show, Rowayton Arts Center, 3rd Place, July 2012
Rowayton Arts Center, Juried Acceptance as "Exhibiting Member", May 2012
Juried Acceptance into 2012 Fairfield Museum "Images" Salon Exhibition
2012 Milford Connecticut Fine Arts Council Photo-Expo - 1st place -Portraits, 3rd place - Flora & Fauna
2012 -New England Camera Club Council - Honorable Mention - Electronic Image
2011 - New England Camera Club Council - 2011 Black & White Image of the Year Medal
2011 Milford Connecticut Fine Arts Council Photo-Expo - 2nd place - Landscape, Honorable Mention - Nature
New England Camera Club Council - 2011 - First Place - Print
2011 Photographer's Society of America (PSA) - Honorable Mention - Electronic Image
Hartford Insurance Company Corporate Gallery, Simsbury, CT - December 2010 Solo Exhibiting Artist
Connecticut Association of Photographers Bi-annual "Tops in Connecticut 2010" - Best Seascape Medal
Fall 2010 New England Camera Club Council Interclub Competition - Honorable Mention
Solo Artist Exhibit, October 2010, HSBC Bank, Fairfield, Connecticut
2010 Fairfield Arts Council 2nd Annual Members Photography Exhibit - Best of Show
2010 Photographer's Society of America (PSA) - 1st Place - Electronic Image
2010 New England Camera Club Council - 1st Place - Color Print
Spring 2010 New England Camera Club Council Interclub Competition - Honorable Mention
Juried Acceptance into the 2010 Fairfield Connecticut Museum "Images" Salon Exhibition - juried by Stephen Wilkes
2010 Milford Connecticut Fine Arts Council Photo-Expo - 3rd place - People Category
2009 Award of Merit Connecticut Association of Photographers
2009 North Haven Connecticut Sons of Italy Festival - one 1st place, two 2nd place, one honorable mention, two - Lodge's Choice awards
2009 Durham Connecticut State Fair - one 2nd place ribbon, two 3rd place ribbons, three honorable mentions
Two Juried Acceptances into the 2009 Fairfield Connecticut Museum "Images" Salon Exhibition - juried by Stephen Wilkes
2009 New England Camera Club Council Black & White Print Competition - 2nd Place
2009 New England Camera Club Council Interclub Competition - two Honorable Mentions
2009 Milford Connecticut Fine Arts Council Photo-Expo - 3rd place - Creative Images; Honorable Mention - Black & White Prints
Two Juried Acceptances into the 2009 Greater Lynn Massachusetts Salon Exhibition
2008 New England Camera Club Council – Judge’s Choice from Michael Schwartz - international photojournalist and Nikon School Master Instructor
2008 Connecticut Association of Photographers Bi-annual “Tops In Connecticut 2008” - Most Creative Digital Image medal
2008 Award of Merit - Connecticut Association of Photographers
2008 State of Connecticut State Fair Photography Contest - People's Choice
2008 State of Connecticut State Fair Photography Contest - two 3rd place ribbons
2008 Durham Connecticut State Fair - three 1st place ribbons, two 2nd place ribbons, one honorable mention
2008 Finalist in Popular Photography Magazine's "Your Best Shot" competition
Numerous competition awards & ribbons from CT, NY & NJ area camera clubs