Martin Brown Maine Photographer

A widely published location and commercial photographer, with an intensive journalistic background, Martin Brown currently specializes in commercial and location photography for advertising and industry.

Martin Brown Photography

Brown's nearly 40 year career as a professional river guide has produced many of his trademark images. However, both his still photography and location work extend well beyond the outdoor venue - with assignments ranging from corporate imagery to national editorial coverage. After earning a BA in Journalism from Northwestern University, Brown's early career included work for both the Chicago Tribune and Gamma-Liaison Agency. His assignment and corporate print credits include L.L. Bean, Georgia-Pacific Corp., Time-Life Books, U.S. News and World Report, Outside Magazine, AOPA Pilot, Backpacker, Travel & Leisure and Men’s Journal.

Additional client list and printed assignment list below.

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With decades of continuous operational experience handling difficult and unconventional physical logistics - Brown has also served as a location scout and coordinator in outdoor environments and remote locales - ranging from the high arctic to the desert.

A Master Maine Guide since 1970, much of Brown's work focuses on his home state of Maine. In 2004 he was awarded the Maine Governors Special Award for Tourism in recognition of many years contribution to effectively promoting Maine as a destination.

Moisie Devil's Throat Martin Brown Maine Guide Baffin Plane
Maine Guides ~ 1973

Martin Brown founded Sunrise International in 1973, a widely acclaimed river expedition company with a reputation for pioneering exotic rivers, from the Arctic to the Rio Grande, including many first descents.

Calendar Book - A Maine Deeper In

In recent years his most popular images, derived from his many years of exploring rivers, have been produced as a series of calendars "Rivers - Expeditions & Explorations" published by Tide-Mark Press.

His critically acclaimed black & white photography book, “A Maine ‘Deeper In’ ”, documenting the life and landscapes of Downeast and Northern Maine, was published in 1981 by Down East Books.

“ . . .for nearly four decades . . .
creating some of the most memorable canoe images ever recorded on film.”

- Paddler Magazine
Allagash Maine Loggers
Allagash Maine Loggers
U.S. News & World Report ~ 1989
Chicago's Skid Row
Chicago's Skid Row
Chicago Tribune ~ 1973

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Clients & Credits
Iceland Fox Studios L.L. Bean Efficiency Maine Firestone Syngenta Creative Print Services Climate Master Realty of Maine IAMS Eukanuba Canoe & Kayak Bartlett Winery AOPA Acadia Propane NHK Travel & Leisure Wooden Boat University of Maine Registered Nurse Wyman Blueberry Federal Jack's NWA Traveler PBS Machias Movie Paddler Magazine Timberland Realty of Maine Corinth HFF Commercial Real Estate Volvo Penta
    Assignment and corporate clients and credits include:
  • L.L. Bean
  • Maine Office of Tourism
  • Georgia-Pacific
  • Travel & Leisure
  • Volvo
  • Outside Magazine
  • Somatex Corp./ General Electric
  • Time-Life Books
  • Men’s Journal
  • Firestone
  • Pilot Magazine(AOPA)
  • Delta Sky Magazine
  • Departures (American Expres Travel Mag.)
  • American Way (American Airlines Inflight)
  • U.S. News and World Report
  • Downeast Magazine
  • Wyman Blueberry
  • Natl. Fed. of Independent Business Mag.
  • Donat Flamand
  • Syngenta (Gibbs-Soell)
  • Olvi Brewery (Finland)
  • PERC (Natl. Propane Council)
  • Canoe & Kayak
  • Paddler
  • Northwest Territories Explorer’s Guide
  • Efficiency Maine
  • Yankee Magazine
  • Library Journal
  • Registered Nurse
  • Journal of American Academy of Physican Assistants
  • Chronicle for Higher Education
  • Maine Times
  • Burger King
  • Backpacker
  • Citgo/Venezuala
  • Wooden Boat
  • Chicago Tribune
  • Chicago Sun Times
  • Associated Press
  • Climate Master
  • Wahlco Metroflex
  • Realty of Maine
  • HFF Malls
  • American Postal Workers Union
  • Bradford White
  • . . . and many others.
    Location credits include:
  • ESPN
  • Lonely Planet
  • Timberland
  • NHK (Japanese Public Broadcasting)
  • Noble Assocs. (IAMS -Eukanuba)
  • PBS, (Anyplace Wild, Trailside)
  • Maine Public Broadcasting
  • Evening Magazine
  • Fox Studios
  • and numerous commercial videos.
  • A Maine "Deeper In" (Down East Books: 1981)
  • Rivers - Expeditions & Explorations (Tide Mark Press: 2005, 2006)
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All photography within this Web site copyrighted by Martin Brown © and may not be reproduced without permission.