Born in Brighton, U.K., Brown, now based in Toronto, has won numerous gold and silver awards for magazine art direction. Over the past 20 years, he has art directed and designed magazines; I.C.E., Shift, Raygun [prototype], Outpost, enRoute [Air Canada], Adbusters, Unlimited and was Creative Director of Alberta Venture/Oil, which also won a number of Canadian awards under his eye.
His obsession with design began with an early interest in typography and Swiss design. At 11 he took a hiatus from art discovering football [soccer], kayaking, table tennis and cycling. At 15 – before he had his own camera – he began printing his father’s negatives in a basement darkroom.
Three years later, he bought a Mamiya 4×5, studied Ansel Adam’s black and white Zone System and visited Paris. In his late teens, Brown moved to Canada, where his work was soon exhibited and published in numerous publications. At 20, he photographed ballet for a two years, then switched to art direction and design with a position at citytv/MuchMusic.
Magazines followed soon after and his photography took a back seat. He purchased his first digital full-frame 35mm camera in 2008; all the work on this site has been created since then. Design and photography are always fighting for the top spot, but it is this vital friction that keeps things interesting.