a fluctuation of tempo within a musical phrase often against a rhythmically steady accompaniment.

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And you may ask yourself, "How did I get here?"

IMG_2634Hi, I’m Brian and from my very first cassette tape (Billy Joel – Piano Man) and an ever-growing vinyl collection to 20+ years as a musician and ardent supporter of live music, the one constant has been a passion for listening, creating and collecting music.

When I started getting into photography as a hobby in 2006, it seemed only natural that music would be one of my favorite subjects to photograph. In fact, music is the reason I got into photography in the first place. In late 2005 I joined a band ( and within a few months we were invited to play South By Southwest Music Festival in Austin, TX in March 2006. Upon planning, packing and rehearsing for the trip it occurred to me that I didn’t own a camera with which to document the trip. So, I bought a cheap Sony point-and-shoot and during that trip the seeds of my passion for photography were planted. When I look back at those photos now, they’re far from fantastic but they bring back memories from one of the most amazing times of my life.

Though only playing music sporadically, I still get that same thrill and feel the same passion when behind the camera. That’s why I created Rubato Photo, as a vehicle for my two greatest passions.