Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Architecture photography is something I have not
worked with tomuch. I never found it to interesting.
I tend to look at buildings and structures
and brake them down in to parts.
I know I could use more practice at this but with time I am sure I will enjoy it.

Belle Isle, When El Comes Home!, David Browne Fall 2009

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Monday, January 18, 2010

This is my friend Ellen Moseman. She is been a good pail and long term photo buddy for along time she is about to venture out on one of the most crazy/ awesome bike tours. Here is a photo of us after her trip to Richmond VA ( her old home of sorts) and the morning she left. It was very early and we were up late out for her last night in town. That's prob why we look so tired. If you want to know more about her adventure coming up and what and why she is doing it read this interview with her.

Maya Deren and Haiti
If you dont know who Maya Deren is check her out. I have been thinking about whats been happening with the people in Haiti after the quake and I thought if this. A few years back I was in the east village at a film house and I saw a doc, on her life and some of the footage she shot for Divine Horsemen: The Living Gods of Haiti.

Haiti and Vodoun

When Maya Deren decided to make an ethnographic film in Haiti, she was criticized for abandoning avantgarde film where she had carved her place, but she was ready to expand to a new level as an artist.[3] The Guggenheim grant enabled Deren to finance travel to Haiti in 1947 and to complete her film "Meditation on Violence". She went on three additional trips through 1954 to document and record the rituals of vodoun. A source of inspiration for ritual dance was Katherine Dunham who wrote her master’s thesis on Haitian dances in 1939, which Deren edited. Afterwards Deren wrote several articles on religious possession in dancing before her first trip to Haiti.[4] Deren not only filmed, recorded and photographed many hours of vodoun ritual, but also participated in the ceremonies. She documented her knowledge and experience of Vodoun in Divine Horsemen: The Living Gods of Haiti (New York: Vanguard Press, 1953), edited by Joseph Campbell, which is considered a definitive source on the subject.

Deren filmed 18,000 feet of Vodoun rituals and people she met in Haiti. The footage was incorporated into a posthumous documentary film Divine Horsemen: The Living Gods of Haiti edited and produced by Teiji Itō and his wife Cherel Winett Itō (1947-1999) in 1977.[5][6] All of the original wire recordings, photographs and notes are held in the Maya Deren Collection at Boston University's Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center. The footage is housed at Anthology Film Archives, New York.


Still not sure if I am to crazy about these images. I feel like they could of been done better. Well, I am posting them anyway.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


Here are some more images from shows and bands.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Music Is My Girlfriend

Music is also a larger part of my life. I have been playing in bands from about age 14- now. I used to take my 35mm to shows all the time. I stopped for awhile b/c I got bored with taking pictures at shows and trying to listen and watch the bands play. I plan on working on some new images this year of bands but more in more doc style or post show. Well here are some images see if you can guess the bands! : ) I will do a 2nd post as soon as I resize some stuff so the images are now so big.


Sunday, January 10, 2010


Here are some old images that I love from my portfolio. I had a chance to rework some of these last year when I was working as a photography teacher at a most wonderful school.

Images of Richmond's ghost


Hello. My name is Keith Michael Browne and this is my first blog. I am a photographer, artist, teacher, and heavy metalist. I dwell in the land of "Dixie" the heart of the State of Virginia. I have been living here in old Richmond for 10 years, and my how its been a long ride. I just was visited by a ghost of my past and long term friend/ ex girlfriend that inspired and pushed me in a way to get out of a funk of a few years of worry, and fear of sharing my art and blurbs to a blog. So, here it is in 2010 I start a blog that is about me, my life my love of photography and other things that tickle my fancy. More post will come to follow but for now I say hello, and enjoy and hope I even get followers.