Brian Widdis (b. 1969, Detroit, USA) is a freelance photographer in Detroit. He began his professional work in 1996 photographing commercial projects in Lansing and Grand Rapids, Michigan. In 2001, he relocated to Detroit where he currently works on editorial and personal projects.
In his personal work, he photographs life close to home, concentrating on the experience of being a dad, a Detroiter, husband, son and middle-aged person. For 2012′s ‘In Time’ he photographed the forsythia bushes that appear in early spring in Michigan. From 2008-2011, he photographed scenes framed by the windows of his home for ‘The Sky Is Blue’. Also between 2008-2011, Brian worked with fellow Detroit photographer Romain Blanquart on ‘Can’t Forget the Motor City’, a long term project in which the pair photographed the people and landscapes of Detroit.
His editorial work has appeared in numerous national and international publications. Brian lives with his wife Kathy and two sons in Detroit.
Selected publications include:
The Wall Street Journal
The New York Times