Brian McClean began his photography practice to cope with the stressors of active military duty. McClean served in the U.S. Coast Guard for twelve years, during which time he was a Presidential Honor Guardsman in the White House and an IT Specialist. He first began photographing as a hobby while stationed in Alaska, where he was inspired by the beauty of the wildlife and scenery. Upon transitioning to civilian life, McClean decided to pursue photography professionally, refining his skills while still using the medium as a form of healing and therapy for his anxiety and depression. For his richly colored photographs, McClean often combines various shots of the same scene with varied lighting or exposure to create a single composition with enhanced detail and clarity.
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