Following his surgery, Brandon had to re-learn everything in his life from breathing, walking to simply getting out of bed. Every subtle part of life was a struggle and it took him quite a while to understand that he was unable to do all the things he was once capable of doing. It took three years of difficult rehab for Brandon to feel comfortable with life.
Eventually Brandon realized that he needed to find something else that made himself happy, so he went out, got a job, saved every penny from it and invested it all into camera gear to build a photography business.
Brandon attended every possible lecture, class and seminar he could find, from experts in every possible area of photography, such as portrait, sports, commercial work, weddings, nature, lighting and post processing. He took the tips, tricks and techniques that he learned from each photographer and began applying them to his personal work.
After building a solid portfolio he was proud of, opportunities began to present themselves. With Brandon's work ethic, diligence, and time working closely with veteran's of the industry, Brandon took his photography to the next level. Daily work honed his skills, kept his creativity flowing and refined his process.
Since then, Brandon has had positions at numerous studios that specialized in everything from sports, commercial work, food, wedding and event photography.
His true passion has become his work covering the sport of Hockey, he has shot 27 of the 30 National Hockey League (NHL) Teams as a credentialed photographer. He has covered high profile events such as the Coors Light Stadium Series games at Yankee Stadium, the 2013 NHL Entry Draft at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey as well as riding the Long Island Rail Road with the NY Islanders to the Barclay's Center in Brooklyn for their first official Team Practice at the facility.
Brandon has been featured on Islanders.NHL.com as the NY Islanders photographer for their Prospect Updates, the 2014 NY Islanders Mini-Camp as well as the 2014 Blue and White Rookie Scrimmage.
Since then, Brandon has joined the Canon USA family, and now works as a Technical Representative, and Digital Product Educator for the Canon Digital Camera Team covering the New York Area, and traveling the US to educate photographers across the nation. You'll find him speaking with photogrpahers of every level at events like CES, ImagingUSA, PhotoPlus, and other trade shows.
In addition to Canon, he also works as the NY Region Staff Photographer,and Assistant Editor for Inside Hockey, where he publishes articles for various writers across North America, while providing photography to accompany their stories.