Mark Brown, a principal at Moab Printworks, LLC, grew up in Pennsylvania where he was a landscape, portrait and wedding photographer. Many of his nature and landscape photographs were printed and framed to decorate corporate offices, clinics and hospitals. He also made thousands of prints for his wedding business, shooting about 200 such events over the years.
In 2010 he moved to Moab, where he has concentrated on photographing nature and landscape subjects. Besides his still photography work, Mark is an expert videographer and has exceptional ability to bring out the most from digital image files.
Unsatisfied with the ordinary computers available off the shelf, he has built his own computer with a 16 core processor and 128 GB of RAM, using a 50-inch 4K flat-screen TV as his monitor.His current personal work is made with dual Nikon 850 camera bodies, a Nikon 810 body and an extensive collection of lenses. He also uses a drone to capture the beauty of the Utah red rocks country from unusual angles, both as stills and in 4K video. Mark prefers to work in locations that are off-the-beaten-track, like the San Rafael Swell and other remote areas.
Using his excellent black-and-white printmaking skills, he creates luscious images that remind viewers of the work of Ansel Adams and Edward Weston. His geometric abstracts, created from single photographs with dozens of Photoshop layers, are lovely transformations of reality. The example above is titled “Upstairs Infinity,” and it is based on a photograph taken in a Montana ghost town.