David L. Brown

David L. Brown, a principal in Moab Printworks, LLC, is an award-winning photographer who has had thousands of his pictures published for myriad purposes, from editorial to corporate uses ranging from newspapers and magazines to annual reports, calendars and even billboards. He is a life member of the American Society of Media Photographers and has worked for many years as a nature, landscape and travel photographer. When film was still king he used large format cameras including 4×5 and 5×7 inch view cameras, medium format systems, and special panoramic cameras as well as Leica, Nikon and Canon 35mm systems at various stages in his career. He has worked in more than 30 countries.

Over the past two decades he has embraced the new digital world of photography and has owned several large format inkjet printers, including 24- and 44-inch Epson printers. He studied the art of gicleé making under Master Printmaker Jon Cone of Cone Editions at Jon’s studio in Vermont. He is a graduate of the top-ranked University of Missouri School of Journalism where he majored in magazine writing and editing and studied photography under the legendary Clif Edom, known as “The Father of Photojournalism.”

Prior to undertaking a second career as a photographer he worked in newspaper and magazine journalism and was a staff editor at a Fortune 20 corporation. For nearly two decades he owned and operated a corporate communications agency in Chicago. He has lived in Moab for eight years and presently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of Canyonlands Field Institute, a non-profit dedicated to introducing students to nature through camping and rafting trips and other adventures.