As an internationally renowned photographer, Brian Bielmann has traveled extensively with many of the world’s best surfers like Andy Irons, Bruce Irons and Kelly Slater. With his images gracing more than 150 magazine covers, the pages of 30 books and appearing in iconic magazines like Rolling Stone, Men’s Journal, National Geographic and SportsIllustrated, he is recognized worldwide to be a photographer at the very top of his field. He captures the entire surf lifestyle and continues to push the boundaries of photography both above and below the water. Brian’s passion for surfing and his love of photography have kept him on the cutting edge for over 35 years.
His client list is massive and extends to some of the most recognizable brands on the planet indlucing Anheiser-Busch, Guinness, Red Bull, Quicksilver, Billabong, Reef, Sanuk, DCShoes and Western Digital among others. Brian was the senior staff photographer for TransWorld Surf Magazine for it’s 14 years of existence and is currently the go to guy for Volcom, a manufacturer of surf and lifestyle clothing. He has been published in every major surf publication around the world and is still considered one of the most prolific and inspiring photographers of the modern era.
Not only do his images appear in stories, advertisements and online videos; Brian proudly shares the results of his passion with fine art collectors through his limited edition prints.
Brian has also won numerous awards from Red Bull Illume, American Photo and National Geographic to name just afew. He also won the Whistler Pro Showdown for best action sports photography, which garnered a $10,000 first prize.