About me

Hi, I’m Bryan. I'm a software engineer and photographer.

At a very young age I got interested (and hooked on) computers and photography. So much so, that they are the two main things I focus on.

How I got started with computers and programming

It all started with a Commodore 64 and a monthly magazine. At a fairly young age I got my first computer, a Commodore 64. It was mostly for games but one day I got a magazine in the mail that had code (which turned out to be BASIC) that would bounce a balloon around the screen. I spend days learning about that code, how it worked and how to customize it. I was completely hooked and that passion has never gone away.

By the time I got to high school, I took as many computer related classes as they offered. By the time I graudated, there was no doubt as to what I would be majoring in at University.

During University I would learn C and C++ and land my first job using that technology. As the technology landscape shifted, I moved in to Java for nearly the next decade and learned as much as possible. Eventually I picked up C#, .NET, JavaScript, CSS and Python. Each one has brought a specific joy to my life and career.

Being a software engineer, while sometimes stressful, is my calling in life and one of my two biggest passions. I wouldn't trade it.

How I got started with photography

I got interested in photography at a fairly young age. In my early twenties, I was given a cheap point and shoot camera that sat unused for months. Eventually, on a whim, I took it with me on a walk one early evening. After a few minutes of walking I saw a lake that was being framed nicely by a tree and it’s branches. I shot the frame and didn’t think more about it.

When I got home I was curious to see how the camera did so I pulled the photos off the camera and onto my computer. The first thing I noticed wasn’t the lake or the tree neatly framing the lake. It was the colorful reflections in the lake. When I realized that a still lake could act like a mirror, I was completely hooked on what else I could create.

That day would kick off years of learning about light, photography and cameras. I was obsessed with learning everything I could.

As I progressed, I graduated to better cameras, more equipment and gear. I learned what made a good photo, how to work with light and the reasons why some photos were more appealing than others.

Twenty years later and I’m still as hooked as ever.


I’ve been fortunate to have my photos published in a wide variety of places. A number of my photos have been featured in large publications as well as sold to and currently hanging in the offices of several large companies.

My most recent photos appear in the book Louisville, Then and Now.

A few random facts...

  • My day job is as a software engineer. I specialize in C#, Python and web development.
  • Co-owner and co-founder of Claran Media LLC, a digitial services company.
  • I speak Spanish at a high level (B2 on the CEFR scale).
  • I'm a published photographer. My most recent photos appear in the book Louisville, Then and Now.
  • I published my first Mystery novel in 2018, which can be purchased here: Murder in Magic City