RACHEL LOUISE BROWN

SIMULATIONS  7 AUG - 30 SEP 2020

Rachel Louise Brown is a photographer, photo director and lecturer. She graduated from the Royal College of Art, MA Photography (2011), following a year-long artist residency at the School of Visual Arts, NYC (2009) and BA (Hons) Photography at the London College of Communication, UAL (2008).

Brown observes the world as a stage, creating photographs whilst exploring and experiencing unfamiliar places alone; often at night. As the explorations evolve, strangers found via casting calls, begin to populate the images. By capturing the psychology involved in these processes, Brown endeavours to question society’s construction of fear, gender and escapism.

Simulations, 2014-2018

Produced across a four-year artist residency at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre, Simulations focuses on the oft-advertised image of Florida as the land of escapism, entertainment and thrills. Through attractions such as the Palm Beach Zoo, Mar-a-Lago, Fright Nights at the South Florida Fairground and The Breakers, Brown explores the strange tension between reality and fantasy in these familiar landmarks, creating a highly personal, compelling and slightly unsettling take on these symbols of the American Dream.

“Eerie images that often exacerbate Florida’s sugary facades and surreal sights: the ghostly glow of a neon laundromat sign; the uncanny form of an enormous whipped ice-cream cone; toytown buildings, or the weirdly ominous twinkle of a deserted merry-go-round. In such images, the dream-like blends seamlessly with reality, or the grey old ‘real’ takes on oneiric potential.”

Kathryn O’Regan - Sleek Magazine

Brown has exhibited and completed artist residencies internationally. Simulations was exhibited as the Pavilion Commission at Photo London in 2019. Brown is also the recipient of numerous awards, including the Magenta Foundation UK Flash Forward, PDN Emerging Photographer and the Fujifilm Distinction Award.

Rachel Louise Brown

Available to purchase

  • The Mermaid. Weeki Wachee Springs. 2017

  • Self Portrait. Breaker’s Hotel, Palm Beach. 2017

  • Ice Cream Stand. Stuart. 2015

  • The Beauty Salon. Jupiter. 2015

  • The Launderette. West Palm Beach. 2015

  • The Stranger. Palm Beach. 2015

  • The Bait Shop. West Palm Beach. 2015

  • The Street. West Palm Beach. 2014

  • Mac Fabrics. West Palm Beach. 2014

  • Carnival of Creeps. Fright Nights, West Palm Beach. 2017

  • Lobster Girl. Fright Nights, West Palm Beach. 2017

  • Kissing Booth. Fright Nights, West Palm Beach. 2017

  • Gloria. West Palm Beach. 2014

  • The Crossing. West Palm Beach. 2014

  • Albino Alligator. Palm Beach Zoo, West Palm Beach. 2014

  • The Carousel. Palm Beach Zoo. West Palm Beach. 2015

  • The Dining Room, Mar-a-Lago. Palm Beach. 2015

  • The Living Room, Mar-a-Lago. Palm Beach. 2015

  • The Holy Land. Orlando. 2015

  • The Stage. Orlando. 2015

  • Ballet Rehearsal. West Palm Beach. 2017

  • Ballerina. West Palm Beach. 2017

  • Saxophonist. West Palm Beach. 2017

  • Marching Band. West Palm Beach. 2017

  • Gymnast. Palm Beach Gymnastics Club. 2017

  • Practise. Palm Beach Gymnastics Club.2017

  • Dancer, Scores Gentlemen’s Club, West Palm Beach, 2017

  • Poseidon, Weeki Wachee Springs, 2017

Ellie Davies, Seascape 7, 2020

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Ellie Davies, Seascape 8, 2020

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Ellie Davies, Seascape 9, 2020

90 cm x 120 cm, Edition 1/7
Prices starting at £1,200 exc VAT

Also available as:
68 cm x 90 cm, Edition 1/7
Prices starting at £900 exc VAT