Brian (2005)

brian hollingsworth

This is my good friend Brian — a fantastic photographer and even better individual. He died of cancer on May 2, 2013. I did not know I had this image until I came across it cleaning off a hard drive just now. As soon as I saw it, I had to post it on here despite it being past five o’clock on a Friday evening. Looking at the contact sheet, I took this photo as a lighting test in the studio. Brian and I were in our first semester of graduate school at The University of Texas at Austin. It’s the only frame I shot of him. It was a difficult image to edit just now, so I barely did, and it brought tears to my eyes looking at it. I miss him.