Ian Brown

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Ian Brown
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I live and work in the beautiful Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia.
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Ian Brown is a nature photographer who is best known for images of his home territory in the Blue Mountains. He also ranges over much of Australia and beyond. As a lifelong bushwalker, naturalist, climber and conservationist, Ian immerses himself in wild places. His images arise out of that intimacy and joy, and from his desire to convey the richness and meaning of the natural world. He tries to capture beauty with clarity and integrity. Our planet’s surviving wilderness is now more threatened than ever before in history. Humanity’s struggle to live within the Earth’s natural limits has become urgent, but has only just begun. Ian hopes his images might help in a small way to secure a place in that future for wild lands, and all the other life that flourishes there. Ian likes to work in a traditional way with a large format view camera and film when he can. This requires a careful, contemplative approach and a quiet connection to the rhythms of nature. It allows precise control of composition, focus and perspective and offers fine resolution. Digital equipment is often more practical however, and he has used medium format film and 35 mm film in the past.