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Artist Statement

ARTIST STATEMENT, MITCHELL BROWN

Photography is therapy for my mind and soul. As someone who lives with chronic depression and anxiety, having a camera in my hands changes my outlook on things. My perspective changes, things shift, emotions are challenged, the pain seems to escape me and new opportunities are often realized. My focus becomes tuned. The camera soothes me and grounds me.

I search out details that are often overlooked as we go about our busy lives. I look for the unusual. Nature's art is all around us: I don't create it; it's already there. I just try to capture it, to preserve my vision for others to see, in hopes that the images I produce might just be someone else's means of escape, their own therapy.

Mitchell Brown: Photographer