“For me, photography captures the unique light and space and energy of a moment, allowing us to actually stop time and take a second look.”
Over the last 30 years, Melinda Brown has worked in several different mediums, but the art of the lens is where her true passion lies. The spontaneity of finding the unexpected and being able to hold it close forever appeals to her both artistically and emotionally. Melinda loves capturing an unusual subject, or finding an ordinary object in an unusual setting and then following its story.
Melinda Brown is a local Texas artist. She has exhibited in several Texas galleries.
Melinda Brown’s photographs focus on the elements of light, color and contrast — all of her work is shot in natural light. Each piece is entirely unique and represents a special place and time in Texas and beyond.
Description of Forgotten Spaces Series.
At the top of the Texas Hill Country lies a small town with big dreams. A self proclaimed (tongue in cheek) tourist trap, the town boasts of scenic views, a historical downtown and luxurious bed and breakfasts. Yet, step one street over from Main Street and you will find vacant lots filled with abandoned farm equipment and crumbling buildings whose missing roofs have welcomed the growth of flowers, shrubs and vines. Step outside of the perimeter of the historic downtown and you will find churches, carriage houses and stores that have all fallen into rural decay.
Are we so focused on what are lives should be that we don’t see what we really are? Do we really believe that a shiny coat of paint covers the cracks in our character?
There is beauty and wonder in these forgotten spaces, which Melinda Brown has captured in these images in a different view. When we hold ourselves up to the mirror, can we spot the beauty that is really there?