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Brian Scott Peterson is a self-taught photographer from Tulsa, Oklahoma. After attending the University of Colorado at Boulder, he traveled extensively throughout South East and Central Asia before settling into Tokyo where he has lived since 2004 with his wife and two children.

His creative efforts are a personal attempt to visualize his adopted home in the context of existing as an outsider within it. As a result of coming to photography at its digital and analog crossroads, he employs both modern and traditional methods. It is at these strange intersections of perspective and method that have lead to the intricate compositions found in his work.

Brian is also a founding member of Photohoku, a volunteer effort which aims to re-start family photo albums for those affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 11, 2011.

He exhibits frequently both in Japan and internationally and his creative and commercial work have appeared in numerous publications.

Solo Exhibitions

Namazu’ – Tokyo, 2007
Monochrome Rainbows’ – Tokyo, 2007
Love Today’ ‒ Tokyo, 2008
Skycrapin by…’ ‒ Tokyo, 2009
Japandamonium’ ‒ Tulsa, Oklahoma, 2010

Group Exhibitions
Hanafuda Collective ‒ ‘Itazurako’ ‒ Tokyo, 2006
The Tokyo Beats ‒ ‘…And the Horse you road in on’ ‒ Yokohama, 2007
Engestu Satsuhou -‘円月撮法’- Tokyo, 2007
Wooloo ‒ ‘Urban Space’ ‒ Berlin, Paraty, Brasilia, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, 2008
The Tokyo Beats: Collaboration with Sean Wood ‒ ‘Hail to the Taxi’ ‒ Tokyo, 2008
The Tokyo Beats ‒ ‘The War on Reality’ ‒ Tokyo, 2008
Association Bricolages Ondulatoires et Particulaires ‒ ‘Nipponikong’ ‒ Paris, 2009
Photohoku ‒ ‘Photohoku 13 and 15 ’ ‒ Tokyo, 2012


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Portrait by Katou Felipe