Brian Hodges

Brian Hodges

A seasoned collaborator and worldwide traveller, Brian Hodges is a travel documentary and editorial photographer known for capturing authentic moments and images with a powerful connection to place. Brian believes that great photography is not just about captivating images, but creating images with lasting emotional impact. In love with travel and the lure of the road, he has followed the winds of adventure around the globe and across 60 countries. Brian speaks English, French, and Spanish fluently.

“I’m an insatiably curious explorer trying to understand the world outside my comfort zone. I’ve discovered a tool that imparts me with the magical powers of connection to others and opens doors into other cultures. My tool is my camera.”

Brian Hodges
School children in uniform play football at lunch break in northern Uganda

Brian Hodges was born in Los Angeles, California in 1962. He earned a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Colorado, and a M.S. in Telecommunications Engineering from the École Nationale Supérieure des Télécommuniations in Paris, France.

Hodges spent much of his youth disassembling things with many parts and amusing himself making electrical circuits. Curious to know how computers worked, he designed and built one from scratch. It had flashing lights, many switches and buttons, and was generally useless.

Brian studied software engineering at the University of Colorado, and after graduating moved to Paris on a whim. He planned to stay for a Summer, but ended up living there for ten years… eventually earning a masters degree in telecommunications. Working in France, he was the lead prototype engineer on a mobile satellite communications system that later became Sirius Radio. None of this had anything to do with photography. His left brain flourished; his right brain atrophied.

One day, Brian picked up a friend’s Mamiya camera. Resisting the urge to disassemble it, he decided to make some pictures instead. Hodges started to practice photography alongside his career in engineering. This dual practice shaped his work method and artistic vision.

Brian Hodges
Woman in Iceland in a field of Lupin flowers

An internationally recognised photographer specialising in portraits and documentary photojournalism, Hodges portfolio spans the four corners of the globe; he has traveled to more than 60 countries creating award-winning images. Being both multilingual and multicultural, he brings with him unique view of cultural production and the role of the artist in society – views informed by his global experiences.

He regularly contributes his photographic talent to charitable organizations worldwide, leveraging the power of imagery to increase awareness for their causes. Hodges calls Australia and California home, but never gathers dust at either – when not taking pictures, you’ll likely find him surfing, mountain biking, or practicing yoga.

BOOKS
2015 Gypset Travel. Assouline Publishing. Contributing photographer
2009 Gypset Style. Assouline Publishing. Contributing photographer
2008 Food Festivals of Italy, Gibbs Smith Publishing. Contributing photographer