Ciclops Cyderi and Brewery

For the May ArtWalk, Ciclops Cyderi & Brewery will be hosting the Spartanburg Image Collective to raise money for the Carolina Theater. Read more about the project and photographers below.
During the art walk on May 17th the Spartanburg Image Collective, in cooperation with Preservation South Carolina and the Spartanburg Photo Center, is hosting a silent auction at Ciclops Cyderi and Brewery to benefit the Carolina Theater Restoration Project. Throughout the years, the Carolina Theater has survived decades of use and, over time, neglect.
However, because this restoration is no small undertaking, money is needed. The amount needed is estimated to be 5.5 million dollars for total restoration. We are not expecting to raise that much from this auction; we are attempting to bring attention to this historical gem that needs to be rescued.
The Carolina Theater renovation is a separate project from that of the Montgomery building, and therefore needs its own attention. It’s anticipated to be a mixed use theater that could host activities and events from around the world, once again bringing a historical stage to the heart of Spartanburg.
It is with this in mind that we invite you to join us at Ciclops Cyderi & Brewery on May 17th for drinks and a silent auction. Multiple photographers of different skill-sets have recently spent time wandering the aisles and perches of the theater. They have captured the immensity, history, and cultural importance from multiple perspectives. Exclusive numbered framed prints will be for sale and on display.
Come and celebrate a local landmark’s past, present, and future in the company of those who took the time to photograph it!
Featured Photographers:

JASON KEEFER:  I’m a portrait and family photographer here in Spartanburg. I’m a South Carolina native and Veteran of the U.S. Army. My favorite part of photography is the interactions with people. I love taking the time to get to know someone and capturing an image that shows the subject’s true self.  @j_a_keefer on Instagram


ANDREW COOKE: Andrew Cooke is a Spartanburg, SC based commercial photographer. He originally found his passion in photography by watching his father work in a dark room. During his career in the United States Air Force, he was asked to shoot many events from squadron functions to the Air Force Thunderbirds. After an unexpected early medical retirement, Andrew opened a studio in Tucson Arizona, where he specialized in special effects makeup photography and portrait photography. He took the occasional wedding, but his true passion was with architecture and historical photography. He now does commercial real estate work, development documentation, commercial process photography and the occasional wedding. @adcphotog on instagram


JOHN GALLANT: I am a portrait, event, editorial, and macro photographer based in Spartanburg, SC.  I currently work as a freelance photographer for local businesses and publications, including Elysian magazine. I love photographing people and events and seek to capture the unique beauty in each of my clients and those fleeting magical moments at special events.  I am available for events, weddings, family portraits, senior photos, fashion/beauty portraits, and head shots, as well as, commercial and editorial photography. My love of photography and other arts began at an early age and remains a strong source of inspiration and purpose in my life. My passion is in sharing my unique perspectives and bringing out the best in my clients.  I strive to exceed expectations and give my clients a positive experience with beautiful memories to cherish forever. @jgallantphotography on instagram


ZACH PARKS: I’m a Spartanburg based musician with a real passion for film photography. I tend to take a lot of photos of landscapes, everyday life, and live music. I’d love to work with you in capturing a special moment or shooting your bands live show. Do you like hanging cool pieces of art on you walls? I, also, sell photographic prints of my images that can be purchased at my website. Are you interested in film photography? I love sharing whatever knowledge I have. Just give me a shout over at my instagram profile. Instagram: @zachparksphoto

KAVIN BRADNER: (Kavin is pronounced like Havin but with a K) I’m a 21 year old self taught Photographer residing in a small town called Spartanburg, South Carolina. I’ve been shooting photos for over 4 years now and my love for shooting just keeps growing with every year. You can often find me at the local coffee shop wearing all black and sipping on a cortado.  Lets become friends on the gram @bradnerkavin518 or check out more of my work here

YUSIF: 30-something, has aspirations of being a production and product photographer. I am a full time commercial video producer and interdisciplinary designer (ask me what that means). I hold a degree in fine arts and study marketing for fun. If this doesn’t bring back memories from your past, shame on me. My favorite photography is candid and food. I worked as an event photographer for years, training others, as I was asked. There was more money in video however, but I have not abandoned my photography roots which were nurtured from childhood. I have roughly 200 hours of formal training and many years of trial-and-error auto-didactic training. Design is my weakest ability, but it is solid, I have 5 years of undergrad classroom education in it. I stay abreast of everything in my field and around like minded people. Finally find me at @wheretoseeyou and @brand_den on IG.

TESS LARIE: I specialize in landscape, portrait, and food photography. I have a passion for film photography that began when my dad gave me his first film camera. I’ve been a visual artist for ten years, specializing in abstract acrylic landscapes. As a side project, I create surreal landscapes by double exposing my photographs and drawings. Let’s collaborate and I’ll make your memories into art! @tesslarie @larieviews


LUKE ROBINSON: I’m a 21 year old Spartanburg native and photographer. Ever since I got my first phone with a camera, I’ve been taking pictures. Years later, I saved up, bought my own camera, and never looked back. I’m inspired by adventure, exploration, and having a good time with good people. I enjoy doing nearly every area of photography as well, whether it’s commercial, portraiture, landscape, astrophotography, or event. @dlxrobinson on Instagram


WENDY MCCARTY: Wendy has worked as a photographer for over 15 years. She photographed her first wedding while in college at Gardner-Webb University. There, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and Photography. She has photographed hundreds of events and portrait sessions over time. She currently freelances as a photographer for The Spartanburg Herald-Journal & Spartanburg Magazine. She was asked to photograph The Carolina Panthers 2017 training camp on behalf of Wofford College. Wendy is a lover and supporter of the Arts, and surrounds herself with all things creative. She has a passion for theater and costuming and enjoys making art from natural materials. She is a mother of two young boys and a lover of nature and the outdoors.  She is an avid gardener and lover of fermentation. If something is handmade, antique, eccentric or vintage, chances are good that she’ll love it. @wendymcartist on instagram



JARED DRANEY: I’m a portrait/wildlife photographer living in Spartanburg, South Carolina! On the side I shoot weddings and sport events. I’m pursuing a degree and future career in Film and Television Production at Western Carolina University! My other passions include being an experienced high brass musician and engaging in the marching/performing arts! Let me help you capture the wonderful moments of your life, follow me!  @jareddraney

  • CHANDLER MORGAN: I’m a 21 year old South Carolina native who has many hobbies and interests. Photography has always been a way for me to freeze timeon places, people, and things. I love photographing old, abandoned buildings and the lost memories inside of them, landscapes of all variations, cars of all years and types, and I even dwell into portraits on occasion. I love shooting both 35mm film as well as digital, I would definitely classify myself as an old-spirited individual. Follow me on Instagram to check out some of my work! @the_a55man
  • MEGAN BRUH: I am a portrait/family/nature photographer located in Spartanburg, South Carolina. I am currently enrolled at Spartanburg Community College & will soon be finishing up my degree for graphic design. I have had a passion for photography ever since I was given a camera. My goal is to express myself through every photo I take. I strive to be unique and to make all my clients feel comfortable and free during every session. Follow me on Instagram @meg_bruh or on my Facebook page MNC Photography to see all my adventures!
  • AMANDA CANNON: local event, creative portrait, architecture, and travel photographer. Amanda is attending college here in Spartanburg, and has been a professional photographer for over five years now. Follow her Instagram: @amandas.official and/or website: