Brittney Griner Editorial Photography

An editorial feature with Brittney Griner at Legend City Studios in downtown Phoenix for Phoenix Magazine.

Brittney Griner photographed by Brandon Sullivan.

Brittney Griner of the Phoenix Mercury paid a visit to Legend City Studios for a photo shoot with Sullivan Photography for the July issue of Phoenix Magazine’s “Spotlight” section.  The WNBA star, clearly fire on the court, is also well known for her skateboarding abilities and was more than happy to hit the streets for us to flex those skills in a second setup.  Thanks to all involved, it was a great afternoon with Brittney and the entire Mercury crew.

An editorial feature with Brittney Griner at Legend City Studios in downtown Phoenix for Phoenix Magazine.

Brittney Griner photographed by Brandon Sullivan.


Million Dollar Round Table

An editorial cover featuring Brian Greenberg at Legend City Studios in downtown Phoenix for Life Insurance Selling Magazine.

Life Insurance agent Brian Greenberg

Financial adviser turned insurance agent, Brian Greenberg, as photographed for Life Insurance Selling magazine’s most recent cover story.  What makes Mr. Greenberg unique in the life insurance world (and why he’s made the cover of LIS mag) is that he’s an all online only broker, and the only online broker that’s part of the Million Dollar Roundtable, a premiere association of financial professionals.

Phoenix editorial photographer - MDRT member Brian Greenberg




Winds of Change Editorial Cover

An editorial cover featuring Tanya Martinez at ASU West's solar array for Winds of Change Magazine.

Tanya Martinez for Winds of Change.

Winds of Change magazine, the mag of AISES (American Indian Science and Engineering Society) recently hired me to photograph Tanya Martinez on location in Phoenix, Arizona for an editorial cover. Tanya is an expert in green engineering, helping companies design, manufacture, and install solar arrays and wind farms for various applications, primarily in the Southwest and in California.

A special thanks to Arizona State University for allowing us to use their solar array at the West campus to help illustrate the editorial article.

Phoenix Magazine Asian Food Guide

I’d like to share some of my new editorial photography for Phoenix Magazine’s May issue just hitting stands, including the cover their Asian Food Guide issue.Phoenix Magazine May 2013 Cover

For the cover we worked with Diana Elizabeth Steffen of Ford modeling agency in Phoenix, with hair and makeup provided by Lizzy Marsh and art direction by Brian Goddard.  The dress featured on Diana is actually a vintage piece that was owned by her great grandmother, legit.

Food options for the cover and feature were provided by Chef Johnny Chu of Sochu House and Chef Noubu Fukuda of Noubu At Teeter House, both whom were also featured in the portraits below.

I’ve been frequenting Johnny Chu’s resturaunts since moving to Phoenix in the early 2000′s, first at Fate (I just missed his first The Lucky Dragon, which closed before I moved to PHX) and then later at his third spot Sens, so it was fun to get him onto my turf at Legend City and finally make some photos of him (yielding a very large knife as well as at times a very fried whole duck.)

Portrait Chef Johnny Chu

Phoenix Chef Johnny Chu of Sochu House

Next up was Chef Nobuo.  This was my second time working with Chef Nobuo, having photographed him at his previous restaurant in Old Town Scottsdale, Seasaw, many years ago for Four Seasons Magazine as part of a travel story on Scottsdale, AZ.  He rolled in with an array of artfully designed sushi items and a collection of the most beautiful Japanese knives I’d ever seen.  His knowledge of sushi exuded, immediately taking me back to the documentary I’d recently watched on Netflix, Jiro Dreams of Sushi.  Just a few minutes in his presence and I knew it was time I quit dragging my feet, hire a babysitter, and get my butt to his restaurant located down in Heritage Square for a culinary experience, ASAP.

Chef Nobuo Fukuda

Phoenix Chef Nobuo Fukuda of Nobou At Teeter House

A few behind the scenes for the techies.  I was flip flopping cameras on this shoot between my medium format Phase One IQ180 ophoenix-arizona-asian-model-ford-food-guide-chinese004n the 645DF body and my Canon 5D Mark II, shooting the Phase on a tripod, and then the Canon handheld, moving around a little faster.  It was actually the first time since getting my Phase a year and a half ago that I used both on the same shoot, going back and fourth, and I have to say it was a strange experience.  After shooting a beefy medium format camera for a bit of time and then grabbing a DSLR, the shutter in that little Canon just sounded like a toy, so much so, I just put it away and continued to play with my Phase for the rest of the day.  I’m very fortunate to have these options in my little photo life. phoenix-arizona-asian-model-ford-food-guide-chinese002

Arizona State University Homepage

Today I received a email from one of my long-standing clients with a very kind congratulatory note and a link to the main website.   Naturally intrigued I clicked the link and find that one of the images I shot in December for a continuing education microsite was up on the ASU home page.

Screen Capture of ASU's home page featuring my continuing education image.

Screen Capture of ASU’s home page featuring my continuing education image.

This featured image was from an advertising photo shoot that took us around Scottsdale and Tempe shooting lifestyle photography of our wonderful actual student, Courtney.  This photo is one of the nine we shot throughout the day while capturing a “day in the life of” concept which had us photographing Courtney walking campus, participating in a physical on campus class, at work as a copywriter, and out and about enjoying classes online at a local coffee shop.

Truly, there’s nothing like receiving kind thank you note from a client with a link to one of my photos featured on their home page. It just never gets old, thanks ASU.

Outlaw Annie

Portrait of Outlaw Annie photographed at her ranch in Cave Creek, AZ

Portrait of Outlaw Annie photographed at her ranch in Cave Creek, AZ

For the December “Wild West” issue of Phoenix Magazine I had the good fortune to photograph the Phoenix Files opener and collaborate with “Outlaw Annie,” photographing her at her Cave Creek ranch.   Annie Bianco Ellett, is a Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association (CMSA) World Champion Cowgirl and Single Action Shooting Society (SASS) Overall World Champion.

PHOENIX Mag “Best Of” 2012

An image I photographed is currently running in Phoenix Magazine’s November 2012 “Best Of” issue:  Downtown Phoenix players photographed at the Roosevelt Row lightrail stop. 
Pictured from left to right:  Seed Spot’s Chris Petroff and Courtney Klein (, John Sagasta of Jobot (, Cindy Dach of Changing Hands Bookstore ( and Made Art Boutique (, and Jenny Poon of CO+Hoots ( 
Go give these local PHX businesses some love.

Michael Jordan for Novant Health

“Bringing a spokesperson opportunity to life”

It’s not every day a healthcare system has the opportunity to work with the world’s most recognized athlete, Michael Jordan, but that was the case this year for Novant Health.  Brandon Sullivan was selected by Novant’s advertising agency of record, Luquire George Andrews, to photograph Michael Jordan for print ads, outdoor, posters and website graphics in conjunction with a television shoot.

Chaos Theory 13

It’s that time of year again, the First Friday of October is just around the corner, which means Chaos Theory is upon us.  In it’s 13th year, it’s become a staple of the art community here in Phoenix, AZ drawing attention from art lovers, collectors and curators alike.  This 60 artist invitational is once again hosted at the downtown mixed-use photo/painting studio of  Brandon Sullivan, Randy Slack, Jason Grubb and Jon Balinkie known as Legend City Studios.

A mixture of  paintings, drawings, photography, video, sculpture, installation, and mixed-media pieces will be open to the public and on display for one night only, October 5th from 6pm-12am, and then by appointment only through mid November.  Come, enjoy the art with us and all of my gratitude to all of the artists that come together to create this amazing body of work every year.

This year’s artist lineup includes: Randy Slack, Jon Balinkie, Jehu, Brandon Sullivan, David Dauncey, James Angel, Christina Ramirez, Brent Bond, Steven J. Yazzie, Jeff Falk, Colin Chillag, Carolyn Lavender, Hector Ruiz, Rick Toerne, Brian Boner, Annie Lopez, Emmett Potter, Grant Wiggins, Jason Rudolph Pena, Matt Priebe, JB Snyder, Kristin Bauer, Eric Cox, Greg Esser, Suzanne Falk, Dose, Tara Logsdon, Joe Willie Smith, Larry Willis, Case Beer, Pete Deise, Mike Prepsky, Melissa Martinez, Josh Rhodes, Lara Plecas, Ruben Gonzales, Steve Gompf, Cindy Dach, Molten Brothers, Sergio Aguirre, Carrie Marill, Dayvid LeMmon, Shauna Thibualt, Jules Demetrius, Gennaro Garcia, Aaron Dunham, Colton Brock, Carla Keaton, William LeGoullon, Brooke Grucella, Abbey Messmer, Michael David Little, Joseph Perez, Ellen Wagener, Quincy Ross, Steven Hofberger, Lori Fenn, Henry Schoebel, Danielle Hacche, and John Randall Nelson.  Pshew, that’s a lot of typing.


What:  Chaos Theory 13
When:  October 5th, 2012 6pm-12am
Where:  Legend City Studios is located at 521 W. Van Buren Street in Phoenix, AZ. See a Google map.
Cost:  Free

Major Website Update

New website for Phoenix AZ advertising, editorial, and corporate photographer Brandon Sullivan

I’ve launched a new website recently with loads of new personal, advertising and editorial work all broken up by section (portrait, lifestyle, travel, etc.)  Please take a moment to head on over to the new site and check it out.  The major excitement in this for me is it’s now a fully HTML5 website so regardless of the device you visit it on, it’s fully functional.  Down with the Flash, let the iPads and iPhones see the sights!  Happy Friday!

Here is the direct link: