Brian explains that he encountered photography for the first time in a random class in his senior year of art school. The teacher was young and very enthusiastic and pushed her students to go and see books at the library. He remembers being particularly blown over by the Aperture Monograph of Diane Arbus and The Ballade of Sexual Dependency by Nan Goldin. A few months later, he decided to switch majors and went from math to art history. Just after graduating in both art history and advertising, he moved from Colorado to New York with one-month worth of rent in his pocket. From there, he took the first available job and ended up in Owen gallery on the Upper West side where he actually stayed for 10 years during which he also attended a program in Art History at Columbia University.
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