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LD Brown

Born: Sacramento, California
Contact: 386 Woodland Way, Romney WV 26757
(304) 822-7516

Formal Education:

NOVA School of Commercial Art & Design, VA
American University, Performing Arts Dept., Washington DC
Wolf Trap Academy for The Performing Arts, DC
Lynchburg College, Lynchburg VA

Work on Display:

In addition to traditional landscape, portrait and fine art photography, Mr. Brown has developed a unique digital process, which renders photographs into images that appear more like artist illustrations. "Some of the processes are quite time consuming like painting with a computer. But I find the images exciting and full of life because they move away from photo-realism toward impressionism. I like to explore the dynamic range of visual images and explore vivid surreal colors, ultra contrast and extreme perspectives." Mr. Brown produces his images both as framed enlargements and as greeting cards, sold both retail and for fund-raising purposes for churches and organizations.

Larry wielded his camera at the January 7, 2011 concert at the Bottling Works featuring Robin and Linda Williams and Their Fine Group. These and more can be viewed and purchased at www.ldbrownarts/zenfolio.comRobin & Linda Williams and Their Fine Group

Jim Watson Robin & Linda Williams
Larry Brown took this and several other photos during the Robin & Linda Williams and Their Fine Group concert January 7, 2011. Copyright © 2011 LDBrownArts.

Background:

LD Brown has been a part-time graphic artist and photographer for over thirty years. While living in the DC area, his photography and pen & ink wash drawings sold through the Alpha Gallery, in Rockville, Maryland. Mr. Brown served as general manager of United Photo Lab Services in Washington DC during the 1970's where he developed associations and collaborations with a number of professional photographers, most notably, Dean Beasom, senior photographer for the National Gallery of Art. During the 1980’s Mr. Brown operated his own a part-time portrait studio in Rosslyn, Virginia called Astoria Studio. Currently, Mr. Brown runs a promotional photography and graphic art service in Romney, WV, called LD Brown Art

In addition to graphic arts, Mr. Brown is also a singer-songwriter who performs locally and in the DC area, sometimes as part of a folk duo, Bodine & Brown. From 2003 to 2005 Mr. Brown founded and sponsored a popular musician showcase venue known as Performers Studio. More recently he produces music concerts a few times a year under the name Performers Studio... generally to help promote a cause, celebration, deserving business or special occasion.

Larry sometimes performs as part of the trio, The Urban Refugees, with Bob and Karen Garel.

Mr. Brown grew up in California and has photographed much of the country. In addition to living in the Washington DC area, Mr. Brown has pursued his art in New York City, Virginia Beach and Bend, Oregon.

He moved to Romney from Reston, Virginia in 2003.

Mr. Brown also offers informal* & candid photography for weddings and special events as well as informal portraits of people, pets, architecture and automobiles.

(*) Informal photography involves the use of available or natural lighting as opposed to the use of studio lighting systems. The result renders a “warmer” more natural photograph, which many customers find more appealing than rigid formal photography. Samples provided upon request.

Southwest Corner of Main Street Romney by LD Brown

Southwest Corner, Main Street in Romney

Watercolor by LD Brown

Portrait with watercolor effect

Ana by LD Brown

Ana Walking