Adrian Brown

Job title
Senior Lecturer, BA(Hons) Marine & Natural History Photography
07958 662540

Adrian is a senior lecturer on the BA(Hons) Marine & Natural History Photography and heads the third year of the degree course. He also runs the professional photographic practice modules during the student's second year.

As part of the Marine & Natural History Photography alumni profile, Adrian co-led the 2015 Borneo RAVExpedition with Martin Holland of The Heart of Borneo Project. The team was made up of recent Marine & Natural History Photography graduates and spent 14 days in the rain forests of North Kalimantan. The project was based along the lines of a Rapid Assessment Visual Expedition and worked closely with students from Universitas Tangungpura and Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia.

In 2014 Adrian also lead a successful photographic expedition to the Yellow River in China in 2014. Once again the expedition was a collaboration between recent Marine & Natural History Photography graduates and animation students from Renmin University, Beijing.

After leaving the Royal Marines, Adrian studied a photography degree at Manchester Met. He worked for the next 20 years as a London based advertising photographer from his studio in Pimlico, London SW1. In 2007 he moved to the South West with his art director wife and young family and along with his lecturing duties he continues to work as a location advertising photographer in the UK and Europe. 

His client list has included:

Gulf Air - RBS - First Direct - Epic Records - Columbia Records - Gordon's - Bonhams - Virgin - Visa - HSBC - Elle - GQ - Esquire - Sony - Sainsbury's - British Midland Airways -  British Airways - Porsche GB - BMW - M&S - Fifteen Cornwall  

Adrian's landscape work has been exhibited at The Royal Albert Hall, Truman's Brewery, Sadler's Wells Theatre, The Barbican, The AOP Gallery, The Edinburgh Festival, Chris Beetles Gallery, Black Swan Arts and The Poly. 

Photo Democracy Award - 2013
DMA Award - Grand Prix - 2008
AOP Document Award - 2007

RPS International Print Exhibition
AOP Awards - 2013, 2012 & 2008
Landscape Photographer of the Year Award - 2008



YearQualificationAwarding body
BA(Hons) Design for Communication Media - Photography
Manchester Polytechnic
Falmouth University

Honours and awards


PhotoDemocracy Award


DMA Award - Grand Prix


Association of Photographers (AOP) - Document Award


Shortlisted - Landscape Photographer of the Year Award


Shortlisted - AOP Awards


Shortlisted - AOP Awards


Shortlisted - AOP Awards

Research interests

Research topics

Professional Photographic Practice


Areas of teaching


Courses taught

Professional Photographic Practice
3rd Year Tutor with Marine & Natural History Photography