Barack Obama speaks at a NYC fundraiser
Barack Obama, February 2007
Barack Obama speaks at a NYC fundraiser


Client List and Testimonials

Macklemore performs at the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball


Young & Rubicam Group

Clearchannel Communications



Hallmark Channel

Obama for America

Democratic National Committee

Comedy Central



Cadogan Management

Chatham Financial


Economist Conferences

NYC Leadership Academy

Board Member Magazine

American Conference Institute



“I have been working in the professional conferences industry for almost 8 years and nothing has ever captured the intangible value of the networking experience quite like the photography of Brian Friedman. At any given conference there are hundreds of moving parts that occur simultaneously; keynote addresses, panel discussions, networking receptions, side conversations and so much more. Previous event photographers that I have worked with found a way to simply document the experience. Through Brian's lens, the experience was preserved so that it could be relived for years to come. There is no better example than with Brian's work that when it comes to professional photography, quality is always paramount. “

Benjamin J. Greenzweig,

Regional Sales Director for US, Europe and CIS

American Conference Institute, C5 Conferences

“Brian does an excellent job in a particularly difficult area, events photography. He always manages to produce work that looks fantastic; well composed and at times startlingly dynamic images. While taking these great shots under time pressure with non-ideal lighting, he somehow also manages to be completely unobtrusive during the event. I think this helps him capture his great relaxed candid shots. My last assignment for him was to shoot two speaking events, and he surprised me by also taking some fantastic casual portraits of the speaker in between speaking engagements; these are among the best portrait shots of this person we have. In addition to all this talent, Brian is a genuinely nice guy, runs his business with integrity and is very pleasant to work with.”

Sean King

Senior Designer


“Just a short note to thank you for the wonderful work you did at the NCURA Annual Meeting. When I look at your photos I find I am hard-pressed to describe your work. The first words that come to mind are clean and fresh but then, I move on to another photo and the description changes to warm and intimate. Your work captures the full spectrum of emotions; each piece is different and original. You are truly gifted and I am thrilled that we found you! The NCURA staff and I enjoyed working with you and Jessica and hope we’ll have the opportunity to do so at future NCURA events.”

Kathleen M. Larmett

Executive Director

National Council of University Research Administrators

“Economist Conferences has contracted Brian Friedman to photograph several senior executive meetings over the past several years. Brian has demonstrated a very responsible attitude towards the work assigned to him, performing it with diligence and flexibility. His photographs never fail to capture the essence of our meetings, and their use plays a significant role in our marketing campaigns. Brian has always been very courteous, efficient and reliable in the performance of his duties. Economist Conferences is happy to recommend his services for any consideration you may have.”

Carol Mendez

Events Manager

Economist Conferences

"Thanks again for your work on our Annual Boardroom Summit held this past September at the Waldorf-Astoria. You came highly recommended from The Economist Group and I was impressed with the work you did on the joint conference we held with them last December. I was equally impressed with your work at our event and even though it was our first time to work together, it was so easy to work with you and it went very smoothly. You quickly became part of our events team and worked efficiently and carefully to ensure we got the pictures we needed. As you know, even our President commented on your ability to shoot without affecting the speakers or obstructing views of the audience. I appreciate your attentiveness to our needs and we all enjoyed the relationship that was developed onsite. We wouldn't hesitate to use your services again and look forward to working together soon!”

Annemarie Williams

Events Director

Corporate Board Member Magazine

“You have made me a fan! While we expected your expertise and paid for your skill, we got so much more than expected. Your superb attitude, drive, attention to detail and timing were exemplary and you went out of your way to help make a good SuperConference GREAT! Okay, so I'll say it -- your skill and the way you capture and freeze moment for posterity is fantastic and creative and is admired by all.”

Dr. Larry Markson


The Masters Circle

"I have taken pictures of everything from beautiful sunsets to gorgeous models, but my career will not be complete unless I am granted the honor of capturing on film the aura that is Brian Regan."

Of course, I can't remember Brian Friedman's

exact quote, but it was something like that, I'm sure.

Anyway, I am happy and proud to say that Brian Friedman is my photographer. He has taken incredible performance pictures and has created really cool slideshows for me. You can check out these photos and slideshows on my webpage. I like using Brian because I never feel like he's taking pictures. He's just my buddy, hanging out with me. Then a week or so later - BOOM - I have some great new pictures.

So, if you need a great photographer, get somebody else, ‘cause I don't want to call Brian and have him say, "Oh, I'd love to help you but, thanks to your nice testimonial, I'm all booked up."

Brian Regan


"As a publicist in the entertainment industry, I'm frequently asked for referrals to photographers. Until I saw Bryan Friedman's work, I was reluctant to offer any. But now I send everyone I know to Brian. His artistry and unique vision are only exceeded by his professionalism and character. He has a uncanny ability to capture the true essence of his subjects. I set the bar high with my recommendations of him, and everyone I've sent his way has come back and said that Brian exceeded all of their expectations."

Greg Charles

Director of Publicity

Carolines on Broadway

"Other than his horrific treatment of the elderly, Brian was a joy to work with. I didn't have to do much of anything. I just told jokes and hung out at a bar and I suddenly ended up with 70 amazing pictures to choose from. I've worked with a lot of photographers throughout my career and Brian is definitely the best."

Bill Burr


“A digital visionary and creative master of his craft, Brian's work stands alone bar none against all competition in quality, effectiveness, professionalism and spirit. He captures moments and makes them last a lifetime. It was an honor doing business with him.”

Matthew Zachary

Founder, i2y.org

“I have had the pleasure of having Brian Friedman take photos of me for professional purposes as well as of me and my family, and have been nothing but impressed with his work. He is a phenomenal talent bar-none.

Brian’s work is amazing. As a stand-up comedian and actor I have had my picture taken quite frequently by him for various professional purposes, such as head shots, press, live shows and I can tell you Brian has an incredible eye that allows him to capture a moment like no other photographer I’ve worked with.

Brian has taken pictures of my live stand-up shows and those photos are now used as publicity shots for me in a variety of ways. I consistently get compliments and high praise on the shots—about the composition, lighting, etc. from fans and people who work in the entertainment industry at the highest levels. At live events Brian goes out of his way to get great, interesting shots without being “in” the way. He is very accommodating to staffers at the venue as well as the needs of the performer. A true professional in every sense of the word.

I have also had head shots for acting taken by Brian and they have greatly impressed casting agents. In fact, casting agents regularly ask me who took my pictures saying they have not seen shots of the quality and sophistication before.

On a personal note, I felt so comfortable working with Brian professionally that I asked him into my home to take pictures of my wife, my son and I. My son is eight years old and Brian has a wonderful way with children. He put my son at ease and as a result got some beautiful shots of him. We have several of those pictures proudly hanging in our home.

Brian is a true artist and a wonderful person to work with. Anyone who hires him will be incredibly happy with the quality of his work and professionalism. I feel lucky I have found Brian because I now have a photographer and friend for life.”

Paul Mecurio

Emmy and Peabody Award Winning Writer/Comedian

“It's nice when you find a guy like Brian...someone that can get the shot, make it look amazing, and still somehow let you feel comfortable and unpressured during a shoot. He knows how to connect with you, which is the most important thing when trying to capture a person's personality on film. He's the best in NYC which is why we all go to him."

Joe DeRosa


"First of all it was an honor for Brian to be able to take my picture. He just couldn't stop or help himself. I don't know much about professionalism of headshot photography, but everything was great... still not sure if it is protocol to be shot without pants but if Brian says it's true, it must be.

All kidding aside, I have had numerous photographers shoot me and Brian really stands apart from all of them. Not only is his work and vision incredible but the relaxed and fun atmosphere he creates is awesome. Usually, you feel awkward and most photographers make it feel like they are just clocking in and out. He tirelessly puts in the effort to capture the right shot you are looking for and will not quit until you are satisfied.

I have gotten countless compliments on his shots and have it as my main page for my website www.ErikRivera.com (shameless plug, but I have to eat to Brian). I will definitely call him for future shots."

Comedian Erik Rivera

“Hey Brian... I just sat down again with the pictures I have. You did a PHENOMENAL JOB!!! I can't tell you how happy I am with these pictures. Just awesome work. I've shown my favorites to 2 people so far and they thought they were GREAT. I'm sending some of these to my co-workers, so HOPEFULLY my pictures turn over some more business for you. It was a total PLEASURE!!”

TJ Taormina

The Morning Show with Elvis Duran on Z100

“These shots are amazing. I love the reality of the shots. He is one hell of a photographer. I love them and I am not joking. These are like deep and real. I loved the way they were shot and what these pictures say.”

Greg T.

The Morning Show with Elvis Duran on Z100

"My experience at B-Freed was incredible! I felt like a super model! Brian has a way of making a person really relax and feel comfortable. As you can see from my photos he really captured “who” I am. I have always hated being photographed because I feel like it never looks like me. Brian has a passion for photography and capturing the essence of a person. What a gift! I highly recommend B-Freed. It was a wonderful experience! "

Dr. Nicole Turcotte

Wellness Guru

“The photos look GREAT. You are being highly recommended all over New York.

Thanks again!!!”

Gregg Rogell


“Thanks SO MUCH for the photos!! They are great. They are sitting on my family room cocktail table for everyone to enjoy They are all great. Thanks again and it was nice seeing you.”

Anna Romano

Ray Romano’s Wife

“Brian Friedman is an organically talented photographer, and that is abundantly evident in his work. He is very comforting and professional when he's working. I've always been extremely uncomfortable w/ getting my picture taken and somehow he turned me into a narcissist. I've never had better results. I actually look like myself and my personality is radiant, which is essential for a comic. He knows how to capture the essence of a person and make them look great! He not only gets your "good side," aesthetically speaking. He gets your "good side" emotionally, mentally and spiritually. He is truly amazing and I am fortunate to have worked with him. If this doesn't get me the job, nothing will!”

Irene Bremis


“Brian makes sure he knows exactly what you want out of a session. Together

we found what worked best for me. As a result, I have headshots that have personality, and are also relaxed and natural enough to actually look like me when I walk through that casting door!"

Nina Ashe