Merrick Brown, chicago Member Since June 2008 Artist Statement i moved to chicago in august 2007 after 10+ years in austin, texas.
i am a graphic designer, artist, photographer by day (and night). music lover, and producer of a wide range of (mostly electronic) music.
my first interest in photography was through my wife. i began using one of her canon 35mm SLR cameras in 2004 and immediately fell in love with photography. i taught myself the basics through trial and error, and will always remember the excitement of developing those first few rolls of film.
i've been obsessed ever since. i especially enjoy the artistic outlet of photography, from urban abstracts to architecture to nature... multiple exposures, cross-processing and other experiments are fun as well. i am also fascinated by street art of all types and do my best to document (and occasionally contribute to) the ever-changing urban landscape. my main inspiration to take pictures however comes after dark. there's something exhilirating about standing alone on top of a parking garage or wandering through alleys at 4am with a camera, tripod (sometimes) and a fitting soundtrack in the headphones.
these days, my main camera is a canon digital rebel xt, but the 35mm rebel i learned on still gets plenty of mileage, along with a holga, polaroid and a fun little plastic toy cam (none of which are used nearly enough!).
for post-processing (mostly some minor cropping and color correction) i use and highly recommend adobe lightroom.
thanks for checking out my photos. to contact me directly, please use: merrickb [@] gmail [.] com