trying to find my way…project
My current work, “trying to find my way…” is an exploration into perception. These images are single exposures that capture the complexity of metropolitan landscapes by presenting an unfiltered view. One third of the human brain is devoted to processing 8960 kilobits of information per second.  My objective is to arrest the brain’s split-second arrangements, assumptions and filtering systems by pausing the subconscious deconstruction process; I want to create a moment of reflection, exploration and possibility.
My frames are densely packed with visual information, portraying the quantity of information we process daily. In order to navigate this information, our biology and our experience — sensory, cultural, historical — create assumptions that usher us along our way.
Each image in this series was captured with a single click of a Sigma DP1 digital camera, which uses a Faveon X3 sensor to capture light. This sensor is unique as it uses three layers of silicone to capture red, green, and blue light in each pixel. Traditional digital cameras capture red, green and blue in one layer of silicone that does not capture the rich warm tones of color film and can only assign one color per pixel. I worked with the Sigma DP1 because each image needed to be resolved with a single click of the camera- and not in post-production to reinforce “reality’s” naturally-occurring surrealism.
These images impart a sense of confusion and longing allowing the viewer to connect with what it means to find one’s way in life.
-David A. Brown
1. Calculating the speed of sight – being-human – 28 July 2006 – New Scientist
The curious case of Photographer David A Brown 002 magazine
FotoFest 2010: “David A. Brown: Trying To Find My Way …”- houston press
Houston Press 100 Creatives
Photographer finds his way in the urban realm- CultureMap
Seeing into things: A conversation with David A. Brown- By Nancy Wozney
2009 Established Artist grant from the City of Houston via The Houston Arts Alliance