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Kitty Ray Brown

Kitty Ray Brown shared this with the Arts Council: “Several weeks ago, cleaning out my mother’s house, I came across my first camera. The camera name must have spoken to me those many years ago: Brownie! Ever since I got it, I’ve enjoyed capturing images as I see them. Preferably, up close.

For many years, I’ve kept a camera nearby at all times, capturing thousands of pictures of family, children and grandchildren. They’ve all heard me say, “Just one more”.

My career as a jeweler and a watchmaker influenced an interest in the tiny details most people never notice. I like to surprise the viewer. “Fire in the Eye” is an example. Pictures that appear at first glance to be black-and-white, but actually are in color. “Cabin hidden in a snowy forest” is an example, as are some of the flower pictures.

My formula for making better pictures is fairly simple: Take pictures every day. And keep in mind the advice of the great Robert Capa: “If your pictures aren't good enough, you're not close enough.”
Dan River Moores Knob Ice
Dan River Moores Knob Ice
Autum View
Autum View
Daisey
Daisey
Fawn in Ferns
Fawn in Ferns
Rainbow Over the HIgh Knoll
Rainbow Over the HIgh Knoll
Snow on the Dan River
Snow on the Dan River