This week’s guest, thanks to cohost Alan Hess, is Las Vegas based corporate event, concert and portrait photographer, Brian Friedman. Even if you don’t know the name, you’ll know his work. He’s one of the hardest working photographers in the music business, shooting for iHeart Radio. Brian only started professionally in 2005 and he’s come a long way, getting to shoot a US President and multiple legends of music. Brian is also a COVID recoverer and he tells the story of how that came to be and his and his wife’s recovery. Brian was a dream guest, his stories were so interesting. If you love photography you’ll love listening to Brian’s enthusiasm for his craft. Join myself and Alan for 90 mins of pure photography joy!
What was once a hobby and then a dream, became a reality in 2005 when I started my career as a professional photographer. I didn’t know where it would take me, but I knew it would be the adventure of a lifetime. Photographing people and events has opened up my world beyond my wildest dreams. Making art from what I see has become a true calling, and one I strive to do better and better, shoot by shoot. Access is a privelege I take very seriously. Whether I am backstage at an event, in close proximity to a subject, or in the audience, my goal is to capture the true essence of what’s happening before me. I love it, and I’ll never stop doing it.
Photographer Brian Friedman started out as a road manager for the legendary jazz drummer Roy Haynes. But it was during Haynes’ 20-city tour, that Brian began photographing Roy and discovered his passion for image making that put him on a road to a new career. Since then, he has sharpened his skills and his eye to become recognized as a photographer of choice by noted entertainment personalities, corporate leaders, event planners and discerning individuals. His clients include iHeartRadio, Clearchannel Communications, NBC, CBS, 20th Century Fox, and comedians Brian Regan and Bill Burr, to name a few. Brian’s images have appeared in The New York Times, USA Today, People, Playboy, The Economist, and Pollstar to name a few. In 2007-2008 Brian had the distinct honor of photographing Barack and Michelle Obama for the Obama for America campaign. Recently Brian was given a 5 page live concert photography spread in M Music & Musician’s magazine – a first for that publication. To all of these assignments, Brian brings the same level of imagination and creativity that has distinguished his vision and his work for more than a decade.