Brian Hooker combines an extensive technical background in optical sciences and engineering with decades of artistic expression in B&W and color photography. He earned a Ph.D. in optical sciences through his research into optimizing the quality of optical images. His early interest in black & white photography has been largely replaced with his current focus on color, digital photography.


He seeks out the harmony as well as dissonance in his photographic subjects. Color, geometry, and texture all play a role in the visual response he tries to evoke. His photographs span the range from expansive landscapes to a focus on the details of nature.

He enjoys photographing Colorado and the desert Southwest as well as his favorite haunts in Europe.  His work is exhibited at galleries in Arizona and Colorado.