Brian Van de Wetering is a photographic artist living and working in San Diego, California where he was born and raised. Brian has had an interest in the arts since his youth and dabbled in acting, lighting design, set design, music, and the visual arts including painting, sculpture, and collage. During college he worked at San Diego’s Old Globe Theater as a stagehand. A degree in computer science and minor in English led to a career in software development while playing in a punk band provided an artistic outlet. But his interest in the visual arts remained unfulfilled.
In 2010, success in the Anza Borrego Foundation’s annual Desert Photo Contest inspired Brian to seriously pursue an artistic practice centered around photography as his primary tool. He continues to develop his unique artistic vision with projects and interests including self portraiture, the constructed image, and conceptual work. He incorporates a wide variety of cameras and techniques in his work including medium format film, toy cameras, home-built cameras, mobile phone photography, and light painting.
Since 2010, Brian’s work has been featured in numerous juried exhibitions around the United States including at the DNJ Gallery in Santa Monica, The Los Angeles Center of Photography, and the PhotoPlace Gallery in Vermont among others. His work has been featured by Jonathan Blaustein on aphotoeditor.com and by Aline Smithson on Lenscratch.com. Brian is currently the Managing Editor of Lenscratch and a founding partner and Chief Technology Officer at Parallel Interactive. And Brian continues to play in the Irish punk band he helped found more than 20 years ago.