Bryan has had an interest in creating stories from a young age. As a child he made films with legos and a family camcorder, and at his grade school he was the youngest person to write and direct a play. He spent his youth in the midwest acting in community theater productions and performing music in orchestras and rock bands. But it wasn’t until he found his high school dark room that his fascination with visually capturing moments was ignited. He fell in love with documenting the human experience in the form of street photography, learning to anticipate and capture organic moments. At this point he struggled to visualize a career with photography, and decided to study music education, graduating college with a Bachelor of Arts. After school he spent a year traveling the world, sleeping in cars and on couches, and obsessively documenting the personalities of the people he met along the way. It was at this point that he decided to pursue photography seriously, and has since split his time between Los Angeles and New York, working as a local in both cities.
Clients are drawn to Bryan’s ability to conceptualize and create convincingly genuine moments. The relaxed environment and passion he brings to set allows him to connect with his subjects intimately, drawing out personality and unorthodox performances. His obsession with the emotional and aesthetic elements that generate nostalgia and the feeling of ‘aliveness’ has shaped the snapshot and offbeat approach to his work.
Bank of America
Saatchi & Saatchi