Davenport native Heidi Brandt can often be found along an Iowa riverbank, bridge or wilderness trail, waiting patiently for the perfect shot. Her nature photography is filled with patterns and textures, capturing the spirit of a leaf, the vanes of a feather, an eagle’s call, or the ripples left by a passing pelican.
After a 30-year career in graphic arts, Heidi turned to fine-art photography as a full-time vocation in 2005. She was hon- ored recently with a 2017 Eddy Award for her “Art Meets the River” calendar project benfitting River Action. Her art is on display in several Midwest businesses. She is especially proud of a collection of her botanical photography that was pur- chased for the UnityPoint Health Trinity medical campus in Rock Island.