In my photography, I value the representation of complexity and isolation within complicated systems. I believe it is impactful to accurately render the environmental conditions of a landscape or portrait. However, the goal of communicating a particular message justifies authorial interpretation. I have drawn inspiration from visual artists like the Algonquin Seven, Alphonse Mucha, and Georgia O’Keefe just as much as I have incorporated the techniques of modern photographers like Jamie Windsor, Peter McKinnon, and James Popsys. The artistic portrayal of people and places which have shaped my identity drives me to improve the immersive qualities of photographs, to make my compositions palpable. To reflect the visceral reactions I have experienced in preserved areas, I try to limit the number of human subjects in my scenic photos, those remaining being dwarfed by overwhelming ecological features, in order to instill the value of nature’s enormity and non-human complexity.
Brian is a landscape and portrait photographer who hopes to pursue a career in ecological study and economics. He believes his photography provides a creative outlet that allows him to apply his appreciation of biodiversity and travel in a way, which promotes the people, and places that have facilitated his personal and professional growth.