Urban Deflation pt1; argumentum ad populum
by Drew Orrin-Brown
Drew Orrin-Brown uses her imagery to express her existential nialistic worldview, often filled with critique of our social structure: sexuality, gender roles, and expectations contrasting across rural, urban, and media America. Her work presents a gritty view of modern day America, set on a rich texture of abandoned and dilapidated urban spaces.
The process of finding a space is almost as important to Drew’s work at the messages it conveys. She spend hours each week urban exploring along with others in the area that enjoy the beauty of these spaces. The process often takes her climbing into loose windows or slipping into dank basements to explore abandoned or condemned buildings in the stages of their lives. The building itself often inspires the direction of the shoot -- an endeavor to preserve some of its ephemeral beauty. The resulting art is a spectacular marriage between heady and gut wrenching, beauty and decay. We hope you enjoy these images, and we would love for you to join us online in real time to experience the ever expanding portfolio of work from Drew Orrin-Brown.
Drew Orrin-Brown grew up in rural Western Ohio, and went to college in Dayton - concentrating in the study of philosophy and religion. After meeting her husband, Asa, and moving to Kansas City, she continued her studies in philosophy at Rockhurst University. It was there that she rediscovered her love of photography, and embarked on a four year journey to teach herself everything about the art and technology of digital photography. Drew currently lives in Kansas City, MO with her husband and two children.