Brian Oglesbee has been interested in photography since the age of twelve. He attended the Art Institute of Chicago for photography. His work is found in the permanent collections of the George Eastman House, the International Center of Photography, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and the Musee de l’Elysee in Lausanne, Switzerland.
In the 1980s, Oglesbee became well known for his series of color photographs of room interiors. He portrays scenes of bright, but not blinding, colors, which take the viewer into the imaginative mind of Oglesbee. More recently, he has been working with black and white film. His two beautiful series, Figure/Foliage and Water Series, are shot in large format. He captures the natural elements of water and astoundingly does not alter or manipulate these images at all. Oglesbee says of his work, “I think art reflects on the undefinable nature of life and our place in nature. I hope viewers would be moved to feel something of that mystery.”