Brian A Petersen is a premier photographer and cinematographer based in Los Angeles and Hollywood. Whether he is photographing Coldplay or backstage at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, covering humanitarian issues in Nepal, shooting a wedding in Orange County, or documenting the orphan crisis in Romania, Brian provides professionalism with years of experience with photography, video, and media distribution. His work has been widely published in local and international web and print outlets.

Trust is an important part of producing any media and Brian has been trusted by the production teams of Beyoncé, Bruce Springsteen, Coldplay, The Grammys, Maroon 5, Kenny Chesney, Capitol Records, Martina McBride, Linkin Park, Avid, Lincoln Brewster, Pensado’s Place, Alicia Keys, Abbey Roads, One Republic, Toby Mac, Mandisa, Larrabee Sound Studios, and the great artists, bands, engineers, and producers listed on this page.

Brian speaks and teaches and does video, photo and sound production with education projects including: The Blackbird Academy, SAE, Avid, Izoptope, Slate Pro Audio, Waves, Recording Connection, Westlake Pro, Gurus of Tech, and Thriving Musician Summit.

Please view Brian’s reel and production work by watching this video.

Your photos are Fantastic! Amazing job, Brian! – 12 Grammy winner, Jack Joseph Puig

Recent productions include:Joel Houston Family FunGraduation

Coldplay at the Hollywood Bowl
2 Forbes Magazine articles on music production with Pensado’s Place – Brian is the Line Producer of the show
Alan Parsons at the P&E at the Producers and Engineer Wing Tribute for the Grammys
Vinnie Colaiuta recording session with photos and video for an upcoming release
Lurssen Mastering media project coming soon
Interview with Alan Meyerson of sound mixing fame for Hans Zimmer (Gladiator, Black Hawk Down, Transformers)
January 2014 cover of Mix Magazine with Manny Marroquin and Alex da Kid
Backstage with the Mrs. Carter World Tour with Beyoncé
Universal Mastering for an upcoming release
Larrabee Sound Studios in Hollywood, CA. – ongoing marketing with photos and video
Dr. Donald Chung Memorial Video – war hero and largest contributor to the Korean War Memorial in D.C.
Mark Spike Stent video production on mixing U2, Muse, Gaga, Coldplay, No Doubt, Usher
Toby Mac, Mandisa, Matt Maher, Brandon Heath, Matthew West at Hits Deep at the L.A. Forum
Ariel Rechtshaid at NAMM – 2014 Grammy Nominee for Producer of the Year
AES at East West Studios for Mix with the Masters
Izotope Marketing Video
Dave Matthews with Neil Young at the Producers and Engineer Wing Tribute for the Grammys
Martina McBride at Blackbird Studios in Nashville
Bruce Springsteen “Wrecking Ball Tour” with FOH engineer, John Cooper
Butch Vig and Billy Bush on mixing Garbage for Waves
Interview with Mike Dean (Kayne West, Tupac, Justin Bieber)
Avid video for Pro Tools 11
Gene Grimaldi interview on mastering Lady Gaga, JLo, Carley Rae Jepsen, Pennywise, Ellie Goulding
Manny Marroquin at Larrabee – Bruno Mars, Alicia Keys, John Mayer
Upcoming film with Andrew Scheps at Punkerpad
Macy Gray with Avid and Pensado’s Place at NAMM 2014
Al Schmitt with Steve Genewick at Capitol Records, Hollywood.
Young Guru – Engineer and DJ for Jay Z, Educator at USC
Larrabee Studios with Manny Marroquin and Jaycen Joshua and Andrew Scheps
Jimmy Douglass short film on the Justin Timberlake 20/20 experience
Fairfax Recordings – Formerly Sound City
Mixing with Chris Lord Alge for Waves
Oasis Mastering in Burbank with photos and video
Tim Palmer interview with Dave Pensado – U2
Chris Walden’s Full On Jazz Album – photography and press package with video
Adele writing “My One and Only” and Katy Perry video with Greg Wells
One Republic and Sara Bareilles tour with Zito mixing FOH for Digico
Avid short film on Pro Tools 11 with Avid and Pensado’s Place
21 Grammy award winner, Al Schmitt at Capitol Records, Hollywood, CA.
Behind the Scenes at Fairfax Recordings – formerly Sound City
Mylo Xyloto with Producer and Mixer, Daniel Green
LAFX with Eddie Kramer on recording with Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, Rolling Stones.
Stephen Bailey mixing at Catalyst West – Joel Houston, Hillsong, Matt Redman
Harmony Samuels on making record with Arial Grande
Ocean Way with Jack Joseph Puig – Clapton, Rolling Stones, U2, John Mayer, Switchfoot
Ken Scott on the Beatles Recording with the Redd Console for Waves
Sunglass Hut Video Production for internal training
Pensado’s Place – Producing content for Pensado’s Place and editing the episodes
The Village with Tony Maserati – Jason Mraz, Diddy, Big E, BEP, Beyonce,
The Village with Andrew Scheps – Adele, Red Hot Chili Peppers
Grammys backstage with Chris Lord Alge and at Mix L.A. – Green Day, Bruce Springsteen, Muse, Dave Matthews,
Behind the Scenes with Douglas Sonders using Phase One with KITT, and the A Team van
Westlake Studios, Larrabee, Capitol Records, Fairfax Recordings, The Village, Ocean Way…

Brian’s media and photography has been published by, worked in collaboration with, or his clients include:

Coldplay, Forbes, Avid, Grammy P&E Wing, Dell, Paul McCartney, Alicia Keys, ABC News, Beyoncé backstage with the Mrs. Carter World Tour, Martina McBride, Waves, UCLA, Abbey Road Studios, Alan Parsons, Blackbird Studios, the United Nations Millennium Campaign Organization, Dave Matthews, Linkin Park, Lurssen Mastering, Pensado’s Place, the Surrey Museum in British Columbia, Berklee College of Music, Ariel Rechtshaid, Sunglass Hut, Designaré Fashion Magazine, Avid, Mandisa, MIX Magazine, the Academy of Ancient Music in London, Macy Gray, Hard Rock Cafe, Mix for the Masters, Lincoln Brewster, P&E Wing Grammys, House of Rock, Robert Davi, Fox News, Together for Adoption, folks at the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, American Idol audition, CNN, NAMM, Eddie Kramer Archives, Mixer Chris Lord Alge, Jimmy Douglass, Robert Davi, CLA, Mixer Jack Joseph Puig, Toby Mac,Photographer Douglas Sonders, Mixer Tony Maserati, Ableton, Bedrock LA, Infrasonic Mastering, iZotope, Gobbler, GRAMMY P & E Wing, Dorado PKG, SAE Institute, Women’s Audio Mission, McDSP, Sound City, Mixer Andrew Scheps, DJ Remixer, Morgan Page, Mike Dean, Mixer Mark Spike Stent, Mixer Manny Marroquin, Vintage King, Producer Daniel Green, Village Recorder, Val Garay, Celemony, Melodyne, Grace EV Free, Fairfax Recordings, Lincoln Brewster, Biola University, Alex daKid, Chicago Architecture Foundation, Joni Eareckson Tada and Friends, O.C. Register, Legends Studio in Nashville, Oxygene Media, Bob Horn, Marc Mani MD, Dave Pensado, Alan Meyerson, Gearslutz, Izotope, The Village, Phase One, House of Rock, Rhett Lawrence, Church Production Magazine, Vintage King, and VKLA. His work has also been seen on greeting cards, music albums, museum programs in Canada, tour guide photos in London, logos in the Middle East, backstage at the Grammy Awards, and billboards in Hollywood and Asia in addition to magazine layouts.

Brian has been a media producer for Waves where his work receives 7 million views on their Youtube channel. Brian is also a producer with Pensado’s Place with over 2.5 million view and Brian’s web gallery views on Flickr total at over 2.2 million views. His work is also regularly published through non-profit and faith based organizations.

With a background in media production and a passion for the arts, Brian has served on design and installation teams for live sound, recording, and video production. He studied music and studio production at Long Beach City College, has a B.S. in Organizational Leadership from Biola, a TESOL Certificate from an International School in Shanghai, China, studied in the School of Entrepreneurship at CSULB, and is slooooowly working toward a Master of Divinity at Talbot School of Theology in the Los Angeles area. Brian is a full member with AES. Brian serves on a leadership team for a local orphan care ministry and has seen 20 lovely children find homes in families.

Brian is currently accepting photography and media assignments both locally and globally.

Dave Pensado

Capitol Records Horn Line

Wedding Funny

Portrait of Manny Marroquin Photography by Brian A Petersen

Father and Son

Under The Shadow 86

2013 Andrew Scheps Punkerpad

Orange County Family Photo

Joel Houston

Happy Family

2013 Catalyst West Photos by Brian A Petersen

Orange County Family Photo


Stevie Wonder at Namm 2011 - Version 2

Eddie Kramer


David Crowder

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