Primary clients: Reuters, Meredith, Better Homes and Gardens, Des Moines Area Community College
USA & Canada
Years of experience: More than 10
Hi there. I am freelance photojournalist from Des Moines, Iowa. Photographing for The New York Times, Reuters and Polaris Images, Brian’s images have been seen in publications and on websites around the world. Selections from Fight Night have been shown on burnmagazine, NY Times Lens Blog, Joia, and in gallery exhibits in Des Moines, Minneapolis and New York. I began studying photography on a part-time basis, one class at a time, and it quickly became an obsession.
Being in Iowa, much of my freelancing work focuses on Presidential campaigns and agriculture. I am self-publishing a five-year personal project book called "Fight Night" with a forward from David Alan Harvey, that explores small-time mixed martial Arts in Iowa, both in and out of the cage. I am also working on a new project called “A Mother’s Love” that shows the marks and scars caused by pregnancy, not as something to feel shame, but something to be celebrated. They are physical reminders of a mother’s love and sacrifice for her children. In short, this is a love letter to my wife, my partner, and my friend.
My day job is a color retoucher, with the past 15 years spent at Meredith Corporation where I am the retoucher for Better Homes and Gardens magazine amongst others. Beginning in January, I am an adjunct professor at Des Moines Area Community College teaching basic and advanced imaging techniques.