Words on Agenda and Visual Marvelry™ by BRENT RICHARDS:
Previously, Dean of Design, Central Saint Martins and Executive,
The Design Laboratory University of the Arts London (UAL)
“Agenda Brown as the creative protagonist of Visual Marvelry™ and generator of visual stories, possesses a rare ability to capture his subjects in a discerning manner, whilst evoking empathy for his subjects, and is a natural observer of commonality and differences in all of us.
He has successfully developed a substantial imprint as an original photographic commentator and an authentic observer of active and dynamic cosmopolitan artists, creatives, and social entrepreneurs.
Capturing individuals with a cinematic scale, whilst providing creative expression and authenticity to context and environment, shining a light on the authenticity of the individual characters, and the detail of their personality against a worldly context.
The style of Agenda’s imagery positions individuals in a larger context whilst preserving their specific personality, and reflecting the intimate scale of their individual context and humanity.
People are viewed as a rich matrix of personalities, as dynamic characters set within an everyday urban scenery, but each with sensitive and extraordinary narratives.
His talent resides in both the placement of his subjects, positioned in a shared worldly context whilst providing clear creative direction in order to translate his images into meaningful narrative, whether as portraiture, story telling, or creative campaigns.
Agenda’s focus is always empathetic as well as discerning, warm but objective, inquisitive but never intrusive, and validated by his creative style that empowers the personality of the subject to ultimately shine through and animate the photographic image.”
I trusted my instincts when I left behind my career as a graphic designer to pick up a camera as a visual adventurer. I continue to follow my intuition now as photographer and visual artist.
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Patronage is the support, encouragement, privilege or financial aid that an organisation or individual bestows to another. Becoming a patron to Agenda is an opportunity, not only to gain an insight into his work, from concept to exhibition, but also to become part of the process.
Patronage gives you exclusive access to the following: A signed and numbered certificate confirming the details of your patronage, An exclusive Patrons print, Priority Supper Club invites, access to purchase new work from upcoming exhibitions/projects ahead of general release and private views and launch event invites.
Past clients and collaborators include
THE TIMES NEWSPAPERS / THE TIMES EDUCATIONAL SUPPLEMENT / THE TIMES HIGHER EDUCATIONAL SUPPLEMENT / UBS BANK / HACKNEY COUNCIL / DISCOVER YOUNG HACKNEY / HACKNEY EMPIRE / ABBOT STREET STUDIOS / CAKE LIBERATION / MILLER LIBERTINE / MEDIORITE / THE CHILDREN’S SOCIETY / HOWICK PLACE / YINKA SHONIBARE MBE / AFROPUNK / PINDA KAI-DO SCHOOL OF MARTIAL ARTS / SMALL GREEN SHOOTS / NUDE ESPRESSO / HACKNEY MUSEUM / KMRA / DV8 TRAINING / SS ROBIN GALLERY / WE ARE PARABLE / INDUSTRY IN THE STREETS / 4649 / BLACK EINSTEIN / VISION BOMBING / NATAAL MAGAZINE / FOREIGN BODIES ORCHESTRA / DENIM RECON / MAPPING THE CHANGE / M& J CANDLES / BLACKHORSE LANE ATELIER / PEDRO PASSINHAS
“The minute you choose to do what you really want to do, it’s a different kind of life.” Bukminster Fuller