Brian Asuncion is a master of light and shadows. He plays around with color to create a soft yet rugged color schemes with his own twist. Beneath his beautiful photos and his intimidating facade, Brian is an innocent baby at heart. His jokes make everyone crack a smile, no matter how bad people's days are going. He's basically a teenage heart-throb with his fashion style that is always on point, humor, and talent. 

Brian carries himself with an aura of confidence that everyone can sense right away. He knows what he wants when he wants it and will work day and night to achieve his goal. At a young age, to have such a sense of direction with his talent and skills, many envy Brian. With his heart on his sleeve and a crafty mind, Brian is one badass teen photographer. 

Where do you draw your inspiration from?

I draw most of my inspiration from Lauren Tepfer (@s.ilver on Instagram). Her work is beautiful! Also from my love @vangohoe. Petra Collins is a big inspiration as well, I've seen her work in person and it's beautiful. I love her work and the vibes that come off of her photos.

When and how did you first start doing photography? 

 I started photography when I was in about 8th grade going into freshman year. I mostly started photography because I wanted to be Tumblr famous and have my photos on "pale soft grunge" blogs. Then I started to take it more seriously and for my own enjoyment.

Describe the color red to someone who's blind 

The color red is bold, imagine warmth and anger.Think of all the times you've been filled with aggression and have been fired up and turn that into a color.

 If you could be anyone for a day who would you be and why? 

I would like to be Matty Healy from the 1975. Matty is such a genuinely loving person and his looks and personality are beautiful. I've seen the 1975 live and you could feel the positivity throughout the venue. I would like to have his mindset because it's so interesting.

What do you want to say to young artists out there who are still trying to find themselves?

I would like to tell them to keep doing what they're doing no matter what. Who cares if someone doesn't like your art? It's for your enjoyment and it's how you express yourself. Your work is for your own satisfaction, don't listen to any negative comments and always remain positive. Also, have confidence in yourself and your work!

Here is a breathtaking collection of work by Brian:

Summer Daze
In this photoset, I really just wanted to focus on detail and shadows.

I've been obsessed with color and lighting lately, so that's what I wanted to capture in these photos.

I was on vacation, and my hotel was in front of the beach, so I took advantage of that and woke up to watch the sunrise. When I got back up, I loved the contrast between my cousin's shirt and the wall behind her. 

Follow Brian on Instagram to keep up with his antics: @75sbrian