Brian Scott Peterson was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He is the grandson of Gordon and Mary Margaret Fallis, who were editors and publishers of the Tulsa Tribune and the TulsaLite and Spotlite magazines, respectively. It was their early introduction of photojournalism and print making that first piqued his interest in photography.
After attending the University of Colorado at Boulder, he traveled and photographed extensively throughout southeast and central Asia before relocating to Tokyo, Japan where he has been based since 2004
Using primarily traditional techniques, he exhibits frequently both in Japan and internationally. His work has been published in numerous magazines.