Christopher L. T. Brown

about

Christopher L. T. Brown is a photographic artist and printmaker living in Solvang, California with his wife Bobbie and French Bulldog Sera. With over 30 years experience shooting a variety of subjects he is best known for his ethereal landscape and nature photography. An example of some of his recent work is the evocative photographic series on Oak Trees of Santa Ynez Valley California.

 

Christopher uses a wide range of technology in his process including digital and film in many formats. He has spent countless hours mastering the mixture of old and new techniques in his printmaking. Some of his specialties include platinum and gum emulsion contact prints created from digital negatives. Christopher personally hand prints his work with great care on the highest quality fine art materials. He is continuously exploring new techniques and media to bring his work to life in the physical world.

 

Christopher’s works have been exhibited in galleries and museums from California to New York with much acclaim. His collectors return time and time again to view his most recent work and expand their portfolios.

 

Artist Statement

 

“The goal in my work as a photographer is to “sooth the noisy mind” and bring to the forefront our deep interconnection with every object in the natural world. You need to look closely, but the connection is always there.

 

My work ranges from the pure, to a digital blending (not altering) of nature, which can be helpful in expressing the works specific vision.

 

While I currently work primarily in digital photography, the tools I use in every step of the creation of my work are always evolving. I believe in constant experimentation and exploration with methods old and new.

 

Beyond my initial inspiration, one of the most important things to me is the final physical piece. I take great care in the choice of methods (old or new), inks and media that I produce my work with.

 

Key influencers of my work vary greatly and include, twentieth century pop art and surrealist as well as photographers such as George Brassaï, Henri Cartier Bresson, Man Ray, Jay Maisel and Frederick H. Evans among others.” 

 

Christopher is available for landscape commissions and maintains an online portfolio where collectors can view and purchase much of his work at http://TychoBrown.com