Brian English, Born 1963, Los Angeles, California
Brian first studied the history of photography and Black & White printing in 1985 with Teacher and Mentor William Abranowicz at Parsons New York City. From 1986 through 1989, he served as the studio assisted to Robert Mapplethorpe and worked with master printer Tom Baril in the Mapplethorpe darkroom. Brian next worked with and printed for Richard Avedon on Avedon’s 1990 archiving project. While in New York, Brian also worked with Horst P. Horst.
During 1990 and 1991, Brian lived in Paris, and traveled while making photographs throughout Europe. In 1992 Brian relocated back to Los Angeles where he assisted Annie Leibovitz with her numerous West Coast assignments. He then co-managed SmashBox Studios from 1993 until 1997. During this period, he also assisted various photographers including Herb Ritts, Lynn Davis, Jean Baptiste Mondino, Michel Comte and Peter Beard.
Again in New York City from 1998 through 2001, Brian produced and exhibited fine art projects at the Wessel + O’Connor Fine Art and Throckmorton Fine Art.
In Los Angeles, from 2003 through 2010 Brian worked as an Arts Administrator with the Herb Ritts Foundation and worked with the Getty Museum in organizing their upcoming 2012 Herb Ritts Retrospective. He resides in Los Angeles and continues to create and exhibit his photographs with Throckmorton Fine Art and the Stephen Cohen Gallery. Brian is also a contributing Editor to Parabola Magazine and serves on the Arts Advisory Committee for the charitable organization Friends Without A Border.
For more information, visit www.brianenglishart.com.
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Los Angeles, CA 90078