Portrait by Kiki Vassilakis

Portrait by Kiki Vassilakis

Bryan got interested in photography when he was looking around his parents house one day and found a picture binder that had all these amazing pictures of bands from the 70's and 80's. It turned out that when his parents used to go to shows, his mom would bring in her camera and photograph for fun. He would hear all these amazing stories of live music from their day and knew he wanted to have some of those stories for himself. In 2006 he got his first camera and started bringing it to shows, but instead of taking pictures he would film the whole show. It was a small terrible camera, but it made him feel like he was part of the concert even more than he already did. That was many years ago, and having moved into only doing photography he hasn't slowed down since.

He has covered many bands, both big and small, including Bruce Springsteen, Phish, U2, The Weeknd, Tool, Iggy Pop, My Morning Jacket, LCD Soundsystem, The Record Company, Metallica, St. Vincent, Courtney Barnett, John Prine, Patti Smith, Lucius, Gorillaz, Nas, The Roots, The Who, A Tribe Called Quest , Cage the Elephant and many others. He has gone on tour with Wild Adriatic multiple times, and has worked closely with Marco Benevento, Mondo Cozmo, Candy Ambulance, and Let's Be Leonard . He has done behind the scenes production photos with Chromoscope Pictures on their music videos. He has covered Boston Calling, Bonnaroo, Pitchfork Music Festival, Outside Lands, Newport Folk Festival, Solid Sound Festival, The Roots Picnic, The Governors Ball, Lockn' and Grand Point North.

His work has been featured on Jambase, Pancakes and Whiskey, DMNDR, We All Want Someone To Shout For, Relix, Royal Potato Family, The Alt, The Spot 518, Nippertown, Live for Live Music, NYSMusic, and Upstate Live. In 2016, the City of Albany hired him to cover the free Alive at 5 concert series over the summer that the city presents. Since the summer of 2016 he has been a house photographer at Lucky Strike Social in Albany. He has also worked closely with The Hollow Bar and Kitchen, The Egg, Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, and The Hangar on the Hudson. His work was also displayed in Glens Falls at the Crandall Public Library as part of the exhibit "A Transitional Interpretation: American Roots Music by Five Photographers." In October of 2016 he was approached by SongwritingWith:Soldiers to document one of the retreats in Upstate, NY and found it to be one of the most powerful weekends of music he has ever experienced.

Many of the photos featured here are available for purchase, custom to how you would like them. Bryan is available for hire for travel, portrait sessions and tours, and all other photography needs.