I’m Brian Berkowitz, a Long Island-based artist specialized in interior and architectural photography. I’m the son of a professional photographer—which is why I was only 15 years old when I became a photographer’s assistant—and a graduate of New York City’s prestigious School of Visual Arts.
The road from where I started, as a kid loaded down with equipment who helped swap lenses and change film rolls to the professional visual artist with an architectural bent that I am now, was long. I may have started as an assistant, but I pursued my education with the passion of an artist. My studies at SVA solidified my desire to mesh the work ethic I learned as a kid with my burgeoning spirit of artistic expression.
Along the way I was fortunate enough to gain invaluable experience at one of NYC’s top design firms in the photo retouching department. I also worked to infuse cinematic elements into historically mundane filmography, further honing my eye for what makes people react.
Which is what my photographs do: get a reaction. Framing a subject and ensuring that it’s visible is something most of us can do. It’s something every working photographer can do. But it’s not enough to transcend the boundary between workmanlike effort and art. Your interior and architectural elements deserve to be recognized as the art they are—I can work with you to ensure that happens.