Brian is a filmmaker and writer. He's served as director, writer, cinematographer, producer, editor, colorist, composer, and actor on over 90 fiction and non-fiction films since 1995. 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. He has also served as a spokesperson for Canon, for whom he wrote and acted in a series of photography tutorials.

Why You Like This Photo, his second book on the science of aesthetic preferences and visual perception in photography, was published by Octopus Books in 2018. His first book on photography, 30-Second Photography, was published in 2014.