Brian C. Janes, aka BCJ, is a multi-talented producer from Chicago, Illinois, based in Los Angeles, California.
BCJ has been photographing people since 2002 and specializes in portraits, glamour and performance. His first portrait book, It’s All That Glitters, will be published by Schiffer Publishing in 2012. The book is just one part of a project in which he visited with burlesque performers across the United States, photographed them in their homes, and asked them one question: What does burlesque mean to you? In addition to the book there will be video and gallery exhibitions in cities throughout the country.
As a videographer and video editor, BCJ spends most of his time shooting and editing exclusive video interviews with top music artists as well as talented up-and-comers for the online entertainment magazine BUZZINE. He is also BUZZINE’s Director of Production and manages a team of shooters and editors all working together to produce fresh, entertaining, and informative weekly digital content.
Additional video production clients include popular YouTuber and comedian Tobuscus, actress and singer Alison Janes, and online marketing company Tadcast, to name a few.
In addition to photography and videography, BCJ is a professionally trained musician and composer with a degree in classical music composition from Wheaton College Conservatory of Music. He has extensive experience writing, recording and engineering music and audio productions in the recording studio and has produced recordings ranging from live musical performances to spoken word presentations.
He enjoys stimulating conversation, intellectual debates and creative collaboration. Feel free to initiate contact.