Photographer – Writer – Traveler – Dreamer
Tawna Brown is an internationally published photographer, writer, and world traveler, who at a very young age, was diagnosed with a serious case of wanderlust. Born, raised and still residing north of the 60th parallel, in the capital city of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada, Tawna is very proud of her off-the-beaten-track provenance.
Photography is a never-ending journey of learning, discovery, interpretation and creation. No matter where I go, my eyes are always wide open and alert, receptive to the messages and emotions embedded in everything around me. Everything has a story and everything has meaning.
I am both receiver and transmitter. I receive the messages, emotions, and stories from my surroundings, and after interpreting them (through the creative post-processing phase), I transmit my own version and vision of the message through my photographs. This is why I love photography; it is such a powerful, creative and emotive form of communication.
My passion for photography began early on in high school and I have been selling and licensing my work professionally since 2010. Self-taught, my primary focus is on fine art and editorial/travel photography.
I shoot in RAW format, and this means that every single photo needs to be processed afterwards (like a negative in a darkroom) in order to “finalize” it and turn it into a usable jpg file. My favourite part of photography is the post-processing; this is when my creative juices really get flowing! Artists have this thing called a “creative license,” and it is up to them to decide how to use their creativity – the sky is the limit. (For instance, see my “painterly photographs”).