My Story

Brian Doben’s ongoing “At Work” series documents everyone from tattoo artists and sumo wrestlers to Chemists and prosthetic Limb designers wherever they are. His process has brought him all over the world from L.A., Tokyo and Mumbai, to Cuba, Israel, Australia and all over the US.  ‘At Work’ is a study of our world and how the people in it follow their unique callings. Brian released several dozen of his “At Work” portraits in a book of the same name while simultaneously presenting them at the photography festival Les Rencontres d’Arles in 2013. Since then he’s released a steady stream of portraits over the years.

Brian’s own work for his editorial clients that include Vanity Fair, Travel & Leisure, and Town & Country has brought him to far-flung locations like Madagascar, Antarctica, and even the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan. Each of these cultures have taught him new things about how humans approach the important work they do and how to bring that to life.

He takes the authentic touch he’s earned from ‘At Work’ into his fashion and celebrity work offering a natural style that is all his own. His advertising clients – that include Apple, Chase, Lexus, Sony, Google, Paypal, Intel, Intuit, UPS​, and Cadillac – benefit from his ability to compose complex images and capture genuine moments that emerge on their own under his direction.

Brian has received awards from the Society of Publication Designers, American Photography, and Photo District News for his work. He was one of PDN's 30 Under 30, Kodak's Photographer of the year, and the inaugural photographer on PDN and Kodak's “Emerging Artists Series” website. His work is also part of the Museum of the City of New York's permanent collection.

Brian was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, but he currently lives outside Boston with his wife and daughter.

See more from the "At Work" project here.


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