Artist Statement

 JULIE BROWN SMITH | paintings and relief prints

My work is about people. The Photobooth Series captures subjects caught in an artificial environment as they change poses and personalities in the split second between camera flashes. I consider each of these photos to be a self-portrait, spontaneous or premeditated, a mirror of an inner landscape, and an eternal record of a moment, stripped down to its essence, raw and distilled.

The Urban Landscape series focuses on street scenes from cities such as London, San Francisco, and New York. These images again capture an internal intensity of people, but in an external artificial environment. 

My new project focuses on men. Men have always played an important part in my work, and this project will allow me to create an in-depth exhibit exploring the contemporary male subject. I am also working on a book exploring this theme and its historical roots.