Brent Foster's work as a director, DOP, and photojournalist has led him to more than 40 countries where he’s had a chance to eat crazy food ranging from sheep brains in Istanbul to bull testicles in Patagonia. He’s been tattooed by monks in Thailand, tribal artists in the Philippines, but most importantly, has had the chance to tell incredibly powerful stories ranging from conflict in the Gaza Strip to doctors fighting for access to pain relief for the chronically ill in India for editorial clients such as The New York Times, TIME Magazine, and Canadian Geographic.
It was during his time in the editorial world that Foster recognized the significance of telling stories through cinematic work. It was the power of hearing a subject’s voice, and seeing the way they interact and move with the world that led him to a career shift into directing.
Brent has since acted as Director/DOP on projects for global brands such as Nike, The NBA, Huawei, and Gatorade to help them create authentic pieces of content that resonate with viewers.
His work was has won numerous international awards including a Silver for New Director of the Year at the 2018 Shots Awards. Foster was also shortlisted in 2017 and 2018 for the Young Directors Award and the 2017 Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors' Showcase in Cannes.
Alongside his branded projects, Foster’s passion project entitled “While I’m Here | The Legacy Project” profiles everyday heroes passing on a legacy. The project has picked up Vimeo Staff Picks and multiple awards along the way.
You can read more about his latest project "ENOUGH" in a Q & A with National Geographic.