Author Archives: Brian Tietz

About Brian Tietz

Brian Tietz is an editorial photographer based in Fort Myers, on the Gulf Coast of South Florida and regularly contributes portrait and lifestyle images to editorial and commercial clients around the Southeast United States.

Aston Gardens Retirement Community, Naples FL

Photo By Brian Tietz

Photo By Brian Tietz

Photo By Brian Tietz

Working with Spiro and Associates, an ad agency here in Fort Myers, I was commissioned to produce an image archive for Aston Gardens, a retirement community in Naples, FL. We had full shot list and limited amount of time to pull of the 2 day shoot working with actual residents as our talent for the images.  Everything went right on schedule and the residents were pretty excited to see the crew and equipment unloaded, set-up, packed up and moved on to the next shot on the property like a well choreographed ballet … at least I like to think it was that graceful.

Syd Kitson at Babcock Ranch


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Babcock Ranch Developer Syd Kitson, photographed at Babcock Ranch for Florida Trend Magazine.

Babcock Ranch is an approximately 17,000-acre planned community that was approved as part of a public-private partnership with the State of Florida and Local Governments.

Kitson’s goal is for Babcock Ranch to be the “world’s most sustainable city.”

12 hours of Sebring



I shoot for a ton of college and university alumni publications. Because I live in Southwest Florida, that usually means I photograph older alums who have donated large chunks of money. Fortunately Babson College had something different in mind.  

Every year the sleepy town of Sebring Florida plays host to America’s oldest and most prestigious sports car endurance race, The 12 hours of Sebring. This year, three Babson alums would be competing against each other.

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