Jane Brown’s landscapes and interiors are characterized by atmospheres of seduction and melancholy. Carefully observed scenes from around the world hold a distinct anthropological charge, exploring absence, chance and the materiality of time. Hand printed in her own darkroom, her generally small-scaled, gelatin silver photographs bring an eccentric and elegiac eye to her subjects. As well as literary influences her work engages with the history of photography, the melancholy of experience and the emotional resonance of place. Jane Brown is an award-winning artist and professional photographer. Born in Al Ahmadi, Kuwait, Jane lives and works in Melbourne, Australia

Printing with chemistry and using light sensitive paper has been such an important part of photomechanical history. Perhaps we will be the last generation to work with the medium in this way? It’s a thought that somewhat haunts all my work – a liminal world that’s on the threshold of change.’ – Jane E Brown, 2020