Hi, I'm Brian.

Photographer // Dog Lover // Jazzhead

I'm Brian Friedman, and my passion is photography.

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.


Why Photography?

Because photography connects me to people, and that is essential in my life. Experiencing things, documenting it all along the way with my camera, is what I was meant to do.

10 Things To Know About Me

01 - I love dogs. Like....A LOT.

02 - I'm a drummer, but now I'm learning how to play the bass!

03 - I live for my family and my friends.

04 - In my 20's I worked in the comedy world, most notably with Ray Romano.

05 - I am a born and raised New Yorker, but in 2017 I decided to move out West and live in Henderson, NV, just outside of Las Vegas.

06 - My absolutely favorite genre of music is jazz. I wanted to be a jazz drummer but instead decided to become a photographer.

07 - The first time I eat at a new Italian restaurant I either have the chicken parm, or linguine with white clam sauce.

08 - My favorite type of exercise is tennis! I play competitively in the USTA!

09 - If I won the lottery I would donate to my favorite charities and start my own dog sanctuary for rescues!

10 - I would drop everything to be Lady Gaga's tour photographer.

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Las Vegas based corporate event, concert and portrait photographer