Johnny Brian worked in or directed chemical and biological research laboratories for decades. His research experience allows him a good understanding of process control important in black and white film photography and darkroom silver gelatin printing. He performs formal film and developer tests, creating film curves which allow finer control over film exposure, development and printing.
Johnny Brian works primarily in black and white film with medium and large format cameras. He prints his negatives in traditional silver gelatin, with some work rendered in gum bichromate. His work has appeared in Fraction Magazine’s 9th anniversary issue, Soho Photo gallery, Gum Printing: A Step by Step Manual by Christina Anderson, as will as local galleries.
Johnny Brian’s current focus is on the relationship of society, large scale agriculture, and the land.