Bryan was born in San Diego, CA and lived in Northern California, Idaho and Alabama before his family settled in St. Louis, MO in the summer of 1987. He studied photography at St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley and finished his BFA in Photography at the University of Missouri – St. Louis in 1999.
Bryan received his MFA from the University of Connecticut in 2001. That same year he moved to Washington, DC to work at Adamson Editions as a digital fine art printmaker. After five years, he moved on to a career at Advertising, PR and Digital Marketing agencies. In late 2012, after 11 years in DC, Bryan moved back to St. Louis with his wife Kellee and their daughter.
After five years at Fleishman Hillard, he worked as a Producer in The Moment Studio, the social media content studio at the digital agency Deep Focus. There he helped manage and run the Nestle Purina team, responsible for the social content of the Purina, Beneful, Waggin’ Train and Petcentric brands. Day-to-day responsibilities included producing original photo and video assets as well as ensuring all content for his brands was conceived, scheduled and delivered on time, on brand and on budget. Currently he helps manage the creative content studio at ITC, an events and experiential agency in St. Louis.
Throughout this time Bryan has been consistently making photographs. While exploring a range of subjects, work on the street has been his primary focus. These pictures are about about finding moments, situations and experiences that speak to what it’s like to be an American, as well as working on a personal level to explore nostalgia, the passage of time, solitude and the process of photographing. He is currently working on editing and sequencing a book from this body of work shot over the past ten to fifteen years. It is called “The Long Way Home” and you can have a look at the current draft here.