Jesse’s Visual Interviews: Brian Gilbreath

Welcome to the whacky and subtly expressive black and white responses from Brian Gilbreath in this week’s edition of Jesse’s Visual Interviews

Q1: Who are you? 

Q2: What is your favorite way to waste money?

Q3: What do you consider the most underrated virtue? 

Q4: When are you happiest? 

Q5: What did your first kiss feel like? 

Q6: Where is home?

Q7: Which body parts (yours or otherwise) do you feel the most affection for? 

Q8: What is your favorite vice?

Q9: How do you define childhood? 

Q10: What is your favorite time of day?

Q11: Who is your favorite person?

Q12: What is the most important thing in any relationship?

Thank you for your responses, Brian!

My cousin Jerome over the holidays introduced me to Brian’s work as conversations go. Immediately, checking out his Instagram the force of his portraits demanded I ask for an interview. The thing that strikes me about his work is that they personify the American image of a a street photographer just going out in the streets of New York City and shooting people up close. A lot like the jazz musician who hones his art practicing under street lamp on a bridge or the next basketball star practicing a jumper in the rain on a broken down inner city court…it is just done for the love, as it is a craft. And you can tell he has it down from the perfect anticipation shown in the response to question 12 that speaks to the importance of spontaneity in relationships to the perfectly framed timelessness in response to question 9. Check out his work below:


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