Brian Schilling is a Photographer & Filmmaker. He creates raw and poetic imagery that explore the contrast between intimate stillness and frenetic energy (which he lovingly refers to as ‘the gaze and the fury’). The result is a visual and emotional richness that stays with you.
Through major advertising firms, Brian’s brand work includes; Pinnacle Vodka, Harley Davidson Motor Clothes, Kraft, Pepsi Co, Aramark, S.C. Johnson, Weber Grill, and Chicago Blackhawks. Brian’s lifestyle photography for the 2016 Chicago Bears campaign ‘Chicago Style’, appeared on bus shelters, bus wraps, and billboards throughout the city.
Leon Bridges, R. Kelly, Trent Reznor, Jeff Tweedy, Michael Shannon, Nic Offerman, Dwayne Wade, Skylar Diggins, Jordan Spaeth, Duncan Keith, and Sen. Dick Durbin include a few of the celebrities Brian has had the honor of working with.
As the President of the Midwest chapter of the American Society of Media Photographers, Brian is dedicated to advancing the practice of image making, and mentoring the next generation of art entrepreneurs.
Currently, Brian is collaborating on a feature documentary celebrating Wax Trax! Records. It explores the Chicago store and record label that helped build the new wave, punk, and industrial music scenes. Brian’s 2016 horror collaboration, Loop, is currently racking up awards on the indy film fest circuit.
From start to finish everything was top notch. Brian was super helpful with the lens I rented, but also with general photography questions that I had. Highly recommend, and will do business with again.