Tristan Brown

I produce chromatic, evocative, and graphic digital imagery. My work examines the relationship between color and emotion by designing fictive narratives around the subjects that I select. The selection process is based on physical attributes or ongoing connections discovered through the personal bonds that develop between myself and my subjects. I am interested in the concept that color influences mood, and the calming or energetic reaction from various color combinations.


I am as much of a creative director as I am a photographer. I actively engage in imaginative conversations and collaborations with hair, makeup, fashion, and set designers. Before I make the picture, a large part of the work is already complete.


Inspired by artists such as Gregory Crewdson, David LaChapelle, and Vogue creative director Grace Coddington who create carefully constructed spaces, so too are my sets

UNC Chapel Hill – BA

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Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art

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SECCA is an affiliate of the North Carolina Museum of Art and a division of the NC Department of Natural & Cultural Resources. SECCA receives operational funding from The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. Additional funding is provided by the James G. Hanes Memorial Fund.

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