Brian discovered a love of films and visual storytelling in high school and decided to attend NYU's Tisch School of the Arts for Film Production. Subsequently he moved to Los Angeles and attended the American Film Institute, earning an MFA in Cinematography. Brian won the American Society of Cinematographers Heritage Award for 'The Red Veil', his AFI thesis film.
2016 was an exciting year for Brian, as he shot one of the most financially and critically successful independent films of year, the SXSW audience award winner "Hello, My Name is Doris" starring Sally Field and directed by Michael Showalter.
Brian also photographed the highly regarded "Other People" for director Chris Kelly. "Other People" was the 2016 Sundance Film Festival opening night film and received four Independent Spirit Award nominations.
Another of Brian's projects "The Big Sick" was a breakout hit at the 2017 Sundance Film festival and elicited an immediate bidding war. Amazon studios ultimately purchased the film for 12 million dollars in the 2nd biggest sale in the history of the festival. "The Big Sick" went on to do extremely well at the box office and among critics, and was nominated for numerous awards including an academy award for best screenplay.
“What They Left Behind”, a documentary on handgun violence that Brian photographed for the Sandy Hook Foundation, earned a Clio.
His recent television work includes the hit series "Smilf" for Showtime, the upcoming TBS Series "Miracle Workers" starring Daniel Radcliffe and Steve Buscemi, the pilot "In The Dark" for CW, and season 2 of Crashing for HBO.
Brian lives in Venice, CA with his wife, two children, and two moody gray cats.