An interview I did with Feature Shoot about producing the Trading to Extinction book, and what’s next for me as a photographer.
In some ways, producing Trading to Extinction left Brown drained and exhausted, disappointed by the complexities of the photography industry. His ongoing project Darker with the day is his return to essentials of photography, an exploration space and form, and of the themes of darkness and light that lies at the core of all his work. Born from the restlessness of a nightmare, the project delves into the elements of our subconscious, allowing blurred and enigmatical glimpses into the human psyche. Darker with the day is like a journey back in time, a reentry into the inherent impulses that lead Brown to become the photojournalist that created Trading to Extinction, but it is also a glimpse into the future, a bold foray into unchartered territory.
While Trading to Extinction boldly addresses a widespread global issue and Darker with the day plunges into introspection, Brown’s innate inquisitiveness and persistence become a common thread, uniting the two projects even as they veer into alternate directions. We spoke to him aboutTrading to Extinction and Darker with the day, his transition from one project to the next, and the uncertain future of photography.
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