Brian Friedman

photo by Todd Owyoung
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, Clear Channel Communications, CBS, NBC, 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. In 2007-2008 Brian had the distinct honor of photographing Barack and Michelle Obama for the Obama for America campaign. In 2005, he was invited to photograph the final rehearsal and taping of CBS’s landmark sitcom “Everybody Loves Raymond.” Recently Brian became a featured blogger for "The Huffington Post." Brian's wedding work has been mainly focused on intimate assignments in NYC, and has recently been expanded to clients around the world. He also has enjoyed leading the NYC photographer community group for Pictage (PUG) for the past 3 years. Jazz plays 24/7 in his home in Great Neck, where Brian lives with his miniature-schnauzer, Kennedy.