Leon S. Brown
Leon Stephen Brown is a resident of Baltimore, Maryland and a graduate of Cardinal Gibbons School. He also attended Catonsville Community College. In 2008, he became a regional and local truck driver. It wasn’t until he started to drive cross country from the east coast to the west coast that his real passion for photography began. He wanted to be able to capture the beauty of the country through “the lens of a truck driver.” Although Leon has not received formal training, he has taken advantage of the many free internet photography and post-processing classes. In 2019, one of his photos was featured in the Pilanesberg National Park in South Africa’s Instagram Page. He was also in the Details contest sponsored by the Baltimore Sun. Two of his photos were included in the February 2019 weather gallery of KSL-TV in Salt Lake City, Utah. He won the picture of the month for the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore in August 2020. In October 2019, Leon served as an instructor for the Contemplative Photography Retreat sponsored by the Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church. In June 2023, one of Leon’s photos “A Snowy Day in Hanlon Park” was selected to be exhibited as part of the “Born in Baltimore” photography contest at the Creative Alliance.  He has also self-published three books entitled “Christmas in New York City, Valley of Fire State Park Clark County, Nevada, and Safari Pilanesberg National Park South Africa. Additionally, he has done some short videos on Instagram. When his work schedule permits, Leon takes photos for his church—Metropolitan United Methodist Church in Baltimore.