Brian Kosoff (born 1957) is an American photographer from New York who has worked as both a commercial and fine arts photographer.
Kosoff was born in New York City and spent his early years in Brooklyn. His uncle, an amateur photographer, introduced him to photography when he was 15 years old. While in high school, he began an internship that allowed him to assist several Manhattan-based editorial and advertising photographers. During his subsequent studies at the School of Visual Arts, he continued to work as a photographer’s assistant and was encouraged to bring his portfolio to newspapers and galleries. This resulted in assignments for the Village Voice and the first solo exhibition of his photography at Third Eye Gallery. The exhibition was noted on the “short list” in The New York Times for recommended shows. As a result, Kosoff left school to pursue photographic assignments, the first of which was for New York Magazine.