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Check Out Brynn Osborn’s Story

Today we’d like to introduce you to Brynn Osborn.

Hi Brynn, we’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
I’ve been taking pictures and documenting the world around me for most of my life. I figured out that having something to remember a specific time and place, exactly how I experienced it, meant a lot to me. I didn’t necessarily see photography as a career option until it came time to pick my college major and it was the only thing that made sense to me. Throughout my years at Texas State, I focused on more abstract imagery, but outside of class I still shot portraits and music as I acquired more gear. I started shooting at SXSW every year and it really cemented my love for music photography. I always kept up with shooting, mostly for personal work, and my career has reached a new level since moving to Austin in 2018. I’ve made a lot of creative friends here and it feels like there’s endless opportunities. I started off 2021 being let go from my job and felt lost for a bit because I didn’t feel like I was ready to go fully freelance. This year has been completely transformative for me, and I’ve made a ton of friends in the music industry who have brought me into their worlds in ways that feels like a dream. First time in a recording studio, first time on tour, first time feeling like I really belong here. I shoot shows, portraits, and anything else that comes my way. I’ve never been happier and I can’t imagine doing anything else.

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
I feel incredibly lucky for how things have worked out for me. After graduating with my BFA, I thought I was going to move to LA. I’m super thankful it didn’t work out because I was in no way ready for that life. I spent two years living with my parents and working on a WW2 aircraft carrier, which was unique and amazing but not the career I had in mind. Once I moved to Austin, it was pretty smooth sailing working at a camera store for a few years until I was abruptly let go. I had 5 minutes to pack up my desk, crying, and truly had no clue what I was going to do. The winter freeze two months later was the lowest point for me. I spent it alone in my 40 degree apartment, scared to drive anywhere else, burning cardboard in my fireplace to keep warm. Once I got power and water back on, the only thing I could think to do was go volunteer since I didn’t have a job. I spent a few weeks handing out food and water alongside other musicians and became friends with them. Every cool thing I’ve done this year stemmed from that experience. The winter storm, one of the most difficult things I’ve ever gone through, ended up being the catalyst for the best year of my life.

Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I’m a creative, documenter, photographer, videographer, however you wanna look at it. I freeze moments of time so I can hold onto them and share with others. Lately, I’m most known for my music photography, both with live shows and behind the scenes moments. I’m most proud of the respect I’ve earned from people I’ve worked with and the vulnerability it allows to shine through in my work. I believe what sets me apart from others is the way I see the world in front of me and the manner in which I go about documenting it. I like to disappear from the scene and let things unfold around me.

Are there any important lessons you’ve learned that you can share with us?
The most important lesson I’ve learned is to believe in myself, trust my talent, and not doubt or compare myself to others.

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Image Credits:

Trey Karnes (photo of me)

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