Brian Bruemmer
Out Of The Blue
Contributing Photographer

Hi, 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.