Derrick Brown, Jr.
Derrick, aka Jpeg Derrick, is an American Photographer born and raised in Baltimore,MD. Brown started his photography career in December of 2019. "My photography career started a few months before the pandemic while I was still in college. I started taking photos for my school's paper while waiting for grant money to cover my tuition. Unfortunately, due to incorrect paperwork I wasn’t approved for the next semester which left me with free time and a camera. During the pandemic I experienced a lot of issues in my personal life and with family and friends. I went through stages of forgiving that allowed me to see the humanity in people. I wanted to express that through my photos. I stepped away from event style photography to tell stories and do more portrait photography. My photos remind me of stills from a movie and I like to set them up that way. This year I plan to expand my mediums into film." Derrick's photos have appeared in Rolling Stone magazine (2023) and on a Baltimore LED billboard.