I'm Marla Brown and I use my camera to capture places, people, and nature as a journey of self-discovery. I am always wondering, seeking, looking, and questioning to understand people and the world better.
With my camera, I can capture moments before they are gone. I can journey into my own world of discovery. It is my way to unfold the mysteries and magical moments of life. Photography helps me better understand our environment, cultures, and the ever-changing world we are living in today.
Photography gives me an opportunity to return from a location and reflect even longer about the places and people I visited.
A LITTLE HISTORY
Today I am based out of Phoenix, Arizona, but I am a native of the Pacific Northwest from a small town outside of Seattle, Washington. I was fortunate to grow up in nature running through trails, playing in the streams, and discovering the Puget Sound and the Pacific Ocean. I guess you could say nature is a large part of who I am.
Through the years, I have learned photography by studying the works of great photographers and artists. I have attended workshops and classes in Europe, and North America. I have had a camera in my bag for over 40 years.
PHOTOGRAPHY & LIFE NOW
Today, my goal is to create photographs and record our earth's natural treasures, landscapes, and cultures as an inspiration for all that are working to preserve them. I am passionate about conservation, our environment, and humanitarian causes.