Brian's passion for fine art photography began with his love for the natural world, inspired by legendary photographers such as Ansel Adams. His experiences backpacking and exploring the beauty of nature ignited a creative spark that he would later channel into his work. As his artistic journey continued, Brian discovered a new passion for conceptual imagery through his love of music. The creative challenge of representing music and an artist through imagery taught him to see the world in a different way.
Though Brian never envisioned the success that he has achieved today, he remained true to his passions and followed his instincts. He focused on the intersection of his talents and purpose, creating meaningful art that resonates with his viewers. As his story continues to unfold, Brian has come to realize that every season, every journey, and every challenge has a purpose that has helped him grow as an artist and a person.
For over 15 years, Brian has produced visually striking and impactful photographs for a diverse range of clients, including musicians, businesses, and families. His work has been featured in reputable publications like Rolling Stone.
As a graduate of two top photography schools, Brian has honed his craft and developed his unique aesthetic, earning recognition through various national awards, the first at 16. He has held several professional roles in the photography industry, including as a Staff Photographer for Minted Corporation in San Francisco and managing a well-established location and talent scouting service in Santa Barbara. In addition, he owned and operated a photo company that held contracts with schools in Santa Barbara, CA. Brian has also honed his skills as a fine art printer, working with renowned photographer Tom Kelley to restore his father's 8x10 negatives of celebrities from the 1940s-1960s into digital fine art prints.
Photography is not just a career for Brian; it's a passion that has deeply enriched his life. He is grateful for the opportunity to create art that captures memories, tells stories, and evokes emotions.
BA - Dual Concentration in Commercial and Industrial Photography from Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, CA
Certificate from Hallmark Institute of Photography - MA