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Spencer Aldworth Brown

Got his first camera at age 6 (this was that day) and has been working in the field his entire adult life. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and their dog.


Spencer Aldworth Brown approached photography like a journeyman would learn a trade. Natural interest led to a job at a one-hour photolab developing film and selling cameras as a teenager and subsequent jobs at professional photo labs in Seattle and San Francisco. In College he was a staff photographer at The Fish Rap Live! at UCSC and he landed a long term staff position at the San Francisco Business Times after graduation. He went 100% freelance in 2014 and now balances his time between assignments, a travel addiction and very long hikes in the Sierra Nevada. 

His fine art series has gained critical acclaim with many curated shows around the Bay Area. Smaller pieces are for sale at Wonderland Gallery in San Francisco and larger ones available for rent or purchase through Curated State.

He teaches a seasonal portrait class at the Harvey Milk Photo Center, the largest and oldest public darkroom in the United States, and is an active member and volunteer at ArtSpan, the Bay Area's premier arts organization.