Houston photographer deconstructs time to reveal mindful, present moment

David A. Brown. Whole Lotta Love

David A. Brown. ‘Whole Lotta Love,’ 40×55 archival pigment on satin. 2011

When David A. Brown walks the streets of Houston, where he has lived for 21 years, he flirts with what he calls “moderate danger.” He’s not a klutz or particularly accident prone, but the “literal transformation” he experiences as a photographer has so captivated his attention that he has walked into walls and almost gotten run over by cars.

“I’m existing in another realm, literally,” he says of his focus on the ways that light passes through and bounces off objects. “Most people don’t see this stuff, because they think it’s glare.”

Through March 28, 22 photos printed on satin by Brown will be on exhibit at Houston’s Jung Center in a show titled “Trying to find my way … .” Brown took the photos in Paris, London, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Nashville and Houston.

What an average pedestrian dismisses as glare, Brown sees as an aesthetic treasure trove.

… Brown, who practices what he calls “Taoism/Buddhism – mindfulness,” … (Click here to read the rest of the Houston Chronicle article.)

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