About

 

ChrisAndAnnie

Christopher L. T. Brown is a photographic artist and printmaker living in Solvang, California with his wife Bobbie and French Bulldogs Sera & Beaumont. 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 maintains a gallery in the central California town of Solvang. His gallery is open to the public featuring his latest individual works and series. Viewing appointments are preferred and can often be made on short notice by calling 805-694-8626. In addition to his physical gallery Christopher maintains an online portfolio where collectors can view and purchase much of his work at http://TychoBrown.com

 

Recent recognition of Christopher’s work includes:

Photo “Old Car Under Brush” awarded Juror’s Choice in Santa Ynez Valley Arts July 2016 juried show.

Photo “Cowboy Leg BW” in Gum Print awarded second place in Santa Ynez Valley Arts May 2016 juried show.

Photo “Wild Boar Study #1” awarded second place in the Santa Ynez Valley Arts February (2016) Award Show by judge Penny Knowles.

Photo “Alien Roots” in Platinum Emulsion (2014) exhibited at the Wildling Museum “Natures Patterns” show as part of their 2015 Fine Art Photography contest. August 8 through September 28, 2015.

Photo “Return from Figueroa Mountain” (2015) awarded first place in the Artist Guild of Santa Ynez Valley, California June 2015 Juried show by judge Chris Pavlov.

Photo “Riding Fences” (2014) awarded honorable mention in the Lompoc Valley Arts Association Spring Show 2015.

Photo “Alien Roots” in Platinum Emulsion (2014) awarded first place in the Artist Guild of Santa Ynez Valley, California June 2014 Juried show by judge Penny Knowles.

Photo “Grist Mill #1” was selected for Elverhoj Museum exhibition “Art from the Groves: Santa Inez Mission Mills” June – September 2014.

Photo “Alien Roots” in Platinum Emulsion (2014) awarded first place in the Artist Guild of Santa Ynez Valley, California June 2014 Juried show by judge Penny Knowles.

Photo “Pieces of Me” was awarded fist place in photography at the Lompoc Valley Arts Associations’ Spring Show 2014.

Photo “Working For Breakfast” awarded third place in Rangefinder magazine’s Take Your Best Shot contest and is published in Rangefinder’s December 2013 issue.

Selected Works from “Oak Trees of Santa Ynez Valley California” Exhibited in See Exhibition Space New York. July 2013

Photo “Mossy Old Oak Laying Back” awarded second place in Rangefinder magazine’s Take Your Best Shot contest and is published in Rangefinder’s December 2012 issue.

Photo “Looking for Redemption” was published in the book “One Life – Stories Told Through Photography” containing selected works from the Best of the One Life 2012 International Photo Contest.

Photo “Field of Crows” was published in the book “Exposure 2012” containing selected works from the Best of the Exposure 2012 International Photo Contest.

Photo “Alien Roots” was exhibited in 2011 Art of Photography Show’s international exhibition in San Diego August – October 2011. “Alien Roots” was one of only 109 pieces selected by Anne Lyden (Associate Curator of Photography at the J. Paul Getty Museum) from among 15,444 entries submitted by artists around the world.

Photo “Cat in the Fog” was published in the book “One Life – Stories Told Through Photography” containing selected works from the Best of the One Life 2011 International Photo Contest.