Brian started taking photographs as a child with a Kodak Instamatic camera and worked through a number of Pentax, Minolta, and Canon film cameras until discovering digital.
He now shoots primarily with a Canon 7D and post-processes with Adobe Photoshop. Brian’s academic training was in Engineering, and the precision and rigor of that discipline is an underlying influence on his photographic style. His photographic influences come mainly from a cadre of very talented photographers on flickr as well Minimalist and Abstract Expressionist painters. Brian’s images tend to be either pure abstracts or in a style he calls Extractive Reductionism. He defines this as the process of extracting details from larger objects in a way that reduces those objects to their more basic properties of color, line, and shape.
On going projects are applying this approach to architectural and automotive subjects.
The architectural images, emphasize the basic geometric forms from which many complex objects are created while the automotive images focus on the seemingly endless variety of curves and angles that metal can be formed in to. Both result in images that tend to be minimalistic in nature. Past projects have included abstracts created from walls with overpainted graffiti and influenced by Mark Rothko, abstracts created by heavy Photoshop manipulation of photographic images, studies of rust, and more conventional series that have focused on urban infrastructure and urban decay. Brian goes by the name of Booksin on flickr. All images are copyrighted and may not be used without prior permission.
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