The thing about Brian is that he adamantly refuses labels and limits. As a kid, he was captivated by the features in Rolling Stone magazine and subsequently influenced by the dramatic and iconic styles of the contributing photographers: Herb Ritts, Annie Leibovitz, and Richard Avedon, to name a few. And while those leading image makers used their cameras to shoot people, and rock and roll, Brian took the notion of meticulously stylized lighting and bold contrasts to his early explorations of landscapes and stills, discovering how incredibly powerful an image could be without a person in it.
His search for magic in the mundane continued to grow and a group of sharpened pencils became a sunflower behind his camera lens – earning Brian his first award from Communication Arts. Then, he was awarded by the Graphis Photography Annual for a project involving Voss Water, while his personal travels brought him to the remote island of Kvitsøy, Norway where his landscape work was awarded by the Applied Arts Photo Annual.
Brian continued to challenge himself inside and out of the studio, traveling to Sweden, Brazil, Ireland, Bermuda, Mexico, and throughout the U.S. to shoot personal projects in between contracted work. In 2020, Brian published his first book: LH365. The book is an in-depth, aerial study of Lake Hopatcong in Northern NJ in all four seasons, shot over a five-year period.
Brian currently maintains a full-time production studio in Hell’s Kitchen, NY, and splits his personal time between a lake home in Northern NJ and a farmhouse in the Green Mountains of Vermont with his wife and three daughters.
Awarded in: Grafis, Communication Arts, Applied Arts, US Ad Review, PDN