Daniel Brown’s photos reveal an alien landscape of concrete canyons, geometric patterns, and dark windows. They bring to mind an enormous spaceship, or a dystopian world.
Brown makes his images using generative design software he wrote himself. It creates enormous, complex 3-D patterns that he searches until finding something interesting. The process makes him equal parts magician, explorer, and artist.
The London designer and programmer began experimenting with the medium more than a decade ago. An accident in 2003 left him with limited ability to use his hands, prompting him to explore tools that didn’t require holding a paintbrush or pencil. Generative design, which uses an algorithm to dictate the final product, be it a piece of music, an image, or a sculpture, seemed ideal. Brown used it to craft a city that seemingly grows on its own for Reverse Archeology, and gorgeous abstract forms inspired by Middle Eastern architecture in City of God. […]