Brian has been a photographer/filmmaker all of his life. Shooting across the U.S. and in Europe. He has worked in every area from fashion to food, product to photojournalism. He was the photographer for Tyra Banks Americas Next Top Model CW50 Detroit. He has field produced for NBC Sports and NBA Entertainment. He has been an official Grammy award photographer. He has shot and filmed in the Amazon Rain Forest, Liberia West Africa, France and Germany. He has produced Oral Histories documenting historic personalities in the arts and patrons of the arts. He taught directing and camera for LA Film Connection and taught an acting master class for Grad students for the Michigan Opera Theatres Opera Camp. He founded and was producer of Detroit Fashion Week. He was an adjunct professor at Lawrence Technical University for automotive interior/exterior design students and served on the Advisory Boards of the Transportation/Industrial Design Studio, IADT Fashion Design Program and the ART Institute. Brian also served on the board of Fashion Group International-Detroit. He worked as Director, DP and Sound Mix for film projects. He is the documentarian for Hubert Massey - Master Muralist and the only Buon Fresco (True Fresco) artist creating large scale murals in the U.S.
I love the people I get to meet and the opportunity to document something that only happens once in someones life. That's what makes photography special for me. From a baby's first photo to documenting the creation of a historic artwork it will only happen once and get to be there, up close and personal, knowing that someone will laugh or cry or learn something that changes their life in some way.
I have shot pictures for pregnant mothers as they delivered their babies in the delivery room. following them from pre to post delivery. Watching them with their husbands or boyfriends seeing their child being delivered is an awesome feeling. They laugh and cry and hold hands and hug and then share with their mothers. Those are the most special shoots of all. Shooting stills and video and creating what looks like a theatrical film they can watch over and over again, there's nothing like it.
I have not competed throughout my career. I have been asked through word of mouth to shoot some of the most important people end events. From the Grammy awards in Los Angeles to post war in Liberia West Africa and everything in between. I just completed photographing and filming a Fresco Mural created for the City of Detroit main convention center Cobo Center, the 30x30 foot mural is the largest since Diego Rivera's 1932 at the Institute of Arts and the Mayor will do an unveiling this week. I pride myself on being the guy who gets that call, when the job no matter how big or small, only happens once and there can't be an "ooops" when the moment is gone.
I play trumpet, piano and studied Kung Fu and Tai Chi. I still pull out my trumpet once in a while to hear myself blow nothing but Hot Air, can't blow a not anymore but that horn got me to where I am today, just on the other side of the stage. My camera makes me feel like a performer and always gives me a story to tell.
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