Finke lives in Brooklyn and is passionate about travel, tattoos, barbecue, and biking. Brian Finke's visual cultural commentary focuses on authenticity and the absurdity of everyday life and the range of human behavior. A stylized documentarian and trained photojournalist, Finke’s honesty and intimacy when capturing subjects strikes at the core of contemporary life.
From street photography to commercial portraiture to fashion editorials, his immersion in culture-at-large creates imagery that is deeply tied to the political and emotional undertones of the modern world. He is the author of several books, and his first monograph, 2, 4, 6, 8 was named in 2003 one of the best photography books by American Photo magazine. Earlier in his career, he won a prestigious New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship. His work is in nine museum collections in the U.S. and abroad, and he regularly shoots for editorial clients like National Geographic, M magazine, and The New York Times as well as commercial clients, including Delta Airlines, Uber Eats, and eBay. His last monograph Backyard Fights has been released by Hat & Beard Press Spring 2022