Brian To works as a professional photographer shooting fashion, portraits, advertising, fitness, and celebrity events. After graduating from UCLA Film School, he pursued art photography, appeared in several group exhibitions, and exhibited two solo shows of self-portraits. He became a member of Cinematographer’s Guild Local 600 after shooting still photography for various independent features. Brian directed the short AUDIT starring Judy Greer, Sally Kirkland, Alexis Arquette, and Michael G. Kelley, which premiered at LA Film Festival and won Best Short Film at the Femme Film Festival.
Aside from covers, catalog, fashion, and celebrity editorial work for magazines such as Instyle, he has enjoyed shooting beauty ad campaigns for Pure Beauty, Japonesque, Johnson & Johnson, Garnier, Walgreens, VH1, and TV shows such as Beauty and the Geek 2, which won a Promax/BDA Silver Award for outdoor print campaign. He is the current staff photographer for the Paley Center for Media.
Brian has sung in choirs since the fifth grade and starred as Charlie Brown in a production of You're A Good Man Charlie Brown.
Season Joined: Spring 2016
Birthplace/Hometown: Los Angeles
Education/Vocal Training: UCLA Film/Television. Sang in choirs from 5th grade though college and then in community groups.
What do you do by day? I work mainly as a portrait, fashion, catalog and celebrity event photographer. Please see www.briantophoto.com if you need new headshot or portfolio shots. I also shoot advertising, beauty and wedding photos, and occasionally make films.
"Beings Made of Light" web series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2fGZD0lqZu7UFCVrP1q3p-tCj1YolHtq
Highlights of your musical career: I sang the lead in “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” and performed though Europe with the UCLA Concert choir.
A defining moment or favorite onstage experience: Link to Metropolitan Master Chorale presents "Light": https://youtu.be/yWJzWxNg1IE
What are you listening to these days? I like all music
What is your favorite thing about the MMC? Great singers, interesting music, fun conductor.
Anything you’d like to add about yourself? Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need have any photography needs or visit www.briantophoto.com, www.facebook.com/BrianToPhotography, or www.instagram.com/briantophoto.