Featured Artist Brian McClean

Brian McClean’s stunning landscape photography shimmers with color and energy. Find more of his portfolio by visiting his website.

 

photograph of bio luminescence at La Jolla Shores, San Diego, CA by Brian McClean

“Rare Bioluminescence at La Jolla Shores, San Diego” photography, various sizes

 

I began my photography journey as a way to escape the everyday stressors of active duty military life.

 

photograph of sunset in San Diego, CA by Brian McClean

“Follow the Trees at Ocean Beach, San Diego Street Sunset” photography, various sizes

 

As an enlisted member of the United States Coast Guard, I was fortunate enough to travel to many places. I began to bring point and shoot cameras during my travels to get higher quality images throughout my travels.

 

photograph of a surfer at Windansea Beach in San Diego, CA by Brian McClean

“Surfer Meets Wave at Windansea Beach, San Diego” photography, various sizes

 

It started as a hobby, but soon became a part of my everyday life.

 

photograph through a pier at Ocean Beach, San Diego, CA by Brian McClean

“Tunnel Vision at Ocean Beach Pier, San Diego” photography, various sizes

 

I reached a turning point when I left active duty and decided to continue to pursue photography. I bought a Nikon D750 and began to take it more seriously in hopes of capturing more of the beauty that the world has to offer.

 

photograph of sunset at North Park, San Diego, CA by Brian McClean

“Long Lights and Sunset at North Park, San Diego” photography, various sizes

 

I am a landscape photographer who specializes in vibrant colors. I want to add energy and bring emotion to my images. In an effort to address my own anxieties and fears, I used photography as a great way to reconnect to my higher self.

 

photograph of a pier at Scripps, San Diego, CA by Brian McClean

“Pier Under Construction at Scripps, San Diego” photography, various sizes

 

As I continued to develop as a photographer and became more successful, I decided to buy a Sony A7riii camera. It allows me to capture even more beauty, depth and the dynamic range of each image.

 

photograph of a lone person on the beach at Kensington, San Diego, CA during Coronovirus by Brian McClean

“Sign of the Times During Coronavirus at Kensington, San Diego” photography, various sizes

 

Sometimes I shoot images in “brackets” where I take variable shots of the same scene with different lighting or exposure. Later, I combine them to create an image that has as much detail and clarity as possible.

 

photograph of bio luminescence at Scripps Pier, San Diego, CA by Brian McClean

“Magical Blue Bioluminescence at Scripps Pier, San Diego” photography, various sizes

 

I am a self-taught photographer. Although I did not go to school to learn photography or follow any particular photographer’s style, I knew that I wanted to take great pictures. I found that the connection of the camera, the lens, the scene, my breath, my eyes, my ears and all that I am able to absorb in my surroundings offers a great way to cope with life.

 

photograph of a guardhouse in the waves at Cardiff State Beach, San Diego, CA by Brian McClean

“Make a Splash at Cardiff State Beach, San Diego” photography, various sizes

 

I primarily shoot in San Diego, California, but I also travel. Originally from Philadelphia, I decided to join the Coast Guard in 2004. That journey led me from the White House to the Middle East and even the Aurora Borealis in Alaska.

 

Artist Brian McClean

Photographer Brian McClean

 

I hope my perspective, wisdom and nuanced experiences will be experienced while viewing my work. Although I do like to use titles that invoke thought or meaning to my images, the final authority always rests with the viewer. If you are in need of healing, calm, serenity and a way to appreciate nature, you may find my work suits you. Take care and stay blessed.

 

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Comments

  1. Good eyework. It shows the soul of a well balanced mind.
    From another photographer http://www.malcolmchilders.blogspot.com

  2. The photographs are beautiful. They are just stunning. The colors are very vibrant.

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