“A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it.”
— Edward Steichen
Brian began his career in 1983 as a staff photographer covering news, features and sports for a North Carolina daily newspaper. His photojournalism was recognized with numerous awards from the NC Press Association and the Associated Press. During this period, Brian also freelanced for national and international publications. His early subjects were diverse, from documentation of strife on children during Sandinista era in war torn Nicaragua, crack cocaine dealers, the KKK, to the shrimping industry and hundreds of other feature stories.
In 1990, Brian began freelancing exclusively focusing on news, public relations, advertising and product photography. He has covered an array of national stories including the Branch Davidian conflict in Waco, TX, Oklahoma City Bombing, the tragedy of Jon Benet Ramsey, OJ Simpson, and the student shootings at Columbine High School to name a few.
Brian's commercial clients are diverse from health care to the furniture industry. Whether he is photographing a large teaching and research medical system or helping to visually sell a product, Brian can meet an extensive range of photographic needs. Brian specializes in location photography using high-end digital cameras and studio lighting. Digital files are usually uploaded for proofing over the internet and files are ready for graphc artist or printers with short deadlines. Call for price quotes and availability.