Amber Jessica Lee Brown

Amber Jessica Lee Brown

Photographer - Visual ArtistUnited Kingdom
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Amber Jessica Lee Brown

Amber Jessica Lee Brown

Photographer - Visual ArtistUnited Kingdom
About me
Amber Brown is a photographer based in Northumberland & Edinburgh who specialises in analogue photography & visual art. In the summer of 2017 she undertook a position as Gallery Intern at The Bakehouse Gallery, Alnwick and recently completed a role as Volunteer Information Assistant at the Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh. She is currently working towards her Photography BA degree at Edinburgh College of Art, and hopes to further her studies afterwards with a Masters degree. Amber is in a female photography group 'Collective F8'. In freelance terms, she has previously worked for many venues in both Newcastle and Edinburgh as a music photographer, and also has experience curating and organising exhibitions. Her degree work explores the notion of home through traditional analogue processes. Areas covered: Northumberland, Newcastle, Edinburgh and further afield depending on project. All of her work is available in print, framed or unframed. For more information on Amber's work, to speak regarding possible opportunities, or to just say hello, feel free to get in touch.
Projects
  • PEC
    PECThis work is about PEC Furniture, a fabric and upholstery company which was passed down generations in my hometown. It is situated on an industrial estate, in Amble, a coastal fishing port in Northumberland. When discussing the craft of textiles, I always return to this place with fond memories of going after school for materials to do crafts. Home is a recurring theme in my work, in a melancholic manner but one with silver linings forever.  The project was shot on Ilford Delta 400 B+W – a T grain film on a Hasselblad 500cm medium format camera, giving the works deep detail and extensive tonal range of the fabrics. The analogue negatives were then scanned and printed on fibre gloss paper. I then collected and dyed leftover leather from one of PEC’s auto-trim projects and used this as a cover after hand-binding the book to become a documentary diary of the local business’s progress.
  • I Thought It Would Last
    I Thought It Would LastA photographic series exploring a small village called Mitford near my home; a place that I trace over often and a place which has lost its rural importance over the years. The use of B+W tampered film and hand-processing explores a very human process where the photographs are somewhat 'marked' with touch - scratches and fingerprints - alike the footprints that walk over the landscape.   'I thought it would last my time – The sense that, beyond the town, There would always be fields and farms, Where the village louts could climb Such trees as were not cut down' - Philip Larkin, Going Going
  • Limbs
    LimbsA series of B+W polaroids exploring the body as artistic material; the material of a relationship and gestures within personal space.
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Work history
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    VolunteerGigs North East
    Newcastle upon Tyne, United KingdomFreelance
    Volunteer Photographer at Gigs North East, Newcastle covering the likes of: -Primal Scream -The Last Shadow Puppets -Super Furry Animals
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    Volunteer Information OfficerTalbot Rice Gallery
     - Edinburgh, United KingdomInternship
    I took on a role as Volunteer Information Assistant at the Talbot Rice Gallery for John Akomfrah's touring 'Vertigo Sea' exhibition. -invigilation -front desk, admin skills (emails, stock checking) -running social media -welcoming guests
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Skills
  • Photoshop
  • 35mm Film Photography
  • 120 Film
  • Analog Photography
  • Digital Photograhy
  • Gallery Administration
  • Gallery Invigilation
  • Curating Photography
  • Customer Service
  • Admin
Education
    Edinburgh College of Art logo
    Edinburgh College of Art logo
    Photography BA (Hons) Edinburgh College of Art
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    At present, I study at Edinburgh College of Art. My course is mostly analogue based, as is my practice. In first year I received an overall 2:1, with a few 1st marks. Currently I am on the same track and am also a Photography class rep. Modules have included: -Art Now: Practices, Theories and Institutions -Art Practice -Artistic Research -Fine Art Printmaking -Textiles in Contemporary Art Practice -Visual and Cultural Studies -Black and White Analogue Photographic Practice: The Portrait -Body As Artistic Material
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    3 A Level, 11 GCSEsDuchess' Community High School
     - United Kingdom
    Music Grades - Grade 8 Vocals with Trinity Guildhall. A-Levels: A - Drama & Theatre Studies A - Photography B - Fine Art 11 GCSEs including: Distinction* - Media Studies A* - Art A* - English Literature A - Textiles A - English Language A - Music
Awards
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    Edinburgh College of Art logo
    The University of Edinburgh ScholarshipEdinburgh College of Art