about

Brian is a filmmaker, artist, writer, and educator. He began making films in 1995, and has served as director, writer, cinematographer, editor, composer, and actor on over 85 films since then. His award-winning film Double Negative was released in 2015 under the auspices of a film collective he co-formed called The 3x3 Project. He is the founder and CEO of The Curious Otters, a company providing film production services for narrative, documentary, television, music video, advertising, and industrial content internationally.

He has also been involved in photography since childhood, growing up in the darkroom under the tutelage of his father and grandfather, both avid amateur photographers. His work has been exhibited and collected worldwide, and published in the New York Times, Time Out, the Village Voice, on book covers for Simon and Schuster, Hyperion, Doubleday, and others.

He served as the founding chair of the photography department of New York Film Academy 2010-2014, where he taught filmmaking and photography workshops internationally until 2016. He has also served as a spokesperson for Canon, for whom he wrote and acted in a series of photography tutorials.

His second book on photography will be published by Ilex Press in 2016. His first book on photography, 30-Second Photography, was published in 2014.

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