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name and portrait Everen T. Brown


company 360 Atlas
website name 360 Atlas
website url http://www.360Atlas.com
city and country Salt Lake City, Utah USA

personal statement

Everen T. Brown’s mission statement is simple: “Everen T. Brown photographs all that he sees, for life is meant to be lived in 360 degrees.” Everen’s travels have taken him over one million and a half miles — to all seven continents, over 150 countries, and both poles. In the process, he has created one of the world’s largest collections of 360° images.

His VR Images (for virtual reality) have been featured in Microsoft’s Encarta Encyclopedia, on the Expedia website, and in the Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia. His print images have appeared in a variety of magazines worldwide and in selected exhibitions. He is the photographer and author of four books highlighting his unique imagery, Panoramic World, Circumnavigation Antarctica, History’s Lost Cities, and 7-360°. His work was featured prominently in the book and on the cover of Stretch: The World of Panoramic Photography by Nick Meers.

Named by the International Association of Panoramic Photographers as “Member of the Year,” he has also won awards for his images, most in the landscape category. The American Red Cross honored him for his work on the World Trade Center Panoramic Poster Project, which raised funds for the survivors of 9/11.

The 360° World Atlas is his dream project, utilizing his best images from his travels all in a single collection.

My current project: The 360° World Atlas – is interactive software on DVD which allows the viewer to travel the globe, visiting over 1500 destinations through Virtual Tours. The project began with a dream in Antarctica, in the middle of an emperor penguin rookery, where I wanted to find a way to transport people to some of my favorite locations. With the advent of Virtual Reality imaging, my dream to share these interesting images has come true. Interactive maps are linked to VR Tours, which feature 360° Images rotating onscreen, along with historic and geographic information, to give the viewer a “you-are-there” experience.

I have always been entranced by traveling around the world, going in one direction, always traveling forward and never looking back. The routings for this type of trip always put me in a variety of unusual places, perfect to capture images for the 360° World Atlas project. When I return home from weeks on the road, I have a renewed appreciation for planet earth. The natural wonders, interesting people, and striking contrasts are part of the worldview I seek to share with you.

I invite you to check out my current adventures at www.360atlas.com

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first image title Rainbow Over Orongo
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first image place date Easter Island, Chile 2011
first image caption While many visitors journey to world famous Easter Island to see and photograph the silent stone statues, known as the Moai, many other photo opportunities abound. Orongo, one of three dormant volcanic craters on the island, overlooks the islets used in the birdman competition. It was from this dramatic setting that young warriors would scale the cliffs, swim to the islets to gather one of the first eggs of the season, and return up the cliffs with egg intact, so his chief would be crowned the Birdman for the next year.

Panoramic photographers learn patience quickly. In my pursuit of waiting for the “magic” moment, a squall rumbles offshore, then a burst of rain, followed by a rainbow, stretching from Orongo to the islets in the distance. Patience pays off again!

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second image title Tibetan Monks
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second image place date Drepung Monastery, Lhasa, Tibet, China 2000
second image caption My visit to Drepung Monastery took longer than expected, due to an early morning snowfall. Upon arrival, I was dodging snowballs flung by monks on the rooftops.

Once on the rooftop, I knew this would make for a special shot. As my Globuscope started to spin, some of the monks saw what I was doing and began to stare. I stopped and motioned to them to start shoveling again and not worry about me, as I wanted to capture them in action. A couple of them continued to stare, as they were just as enthralled with me, as I was with them.

Years later, I got a copy of this photo back to the monastery so they could all enjoy it. It also became the cover shot for the Nick Meers book: STRETCH – The World of Panoramic Photography.

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third image title Suburbs of Timbuktu
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third image place date Timbuktu, Mali 2003
third image caption Yes, there really is a Timbuktu! Once a major crossroad of central Africa, this sleepy town has been bypassed, leaving some sections locked in time. Traditional ways still run deep, in architecture and construction.

On my walking tour of the city I stumble into these unique “dome” homes. I ask my translator to help me arrange for a panoramic photo. After some negotiation, a small fee is requested. I oblige and take this image. While some say you should not pay for a photo opportunity, I believe there are times when you should. As I travel, I want to do my best to help local economies.

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fourth image title Sing-Sing
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fourth image place date Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea 2007
fourth image caption Villagers paint and decorate themselves for a Sing-sing, a gathering of tribes to showcase and share their culture, dance and music. After the main presentation, I “kidnapped” this group, (photographer slang for assembling people into a group photo) to get this shot. Since the main presentation was finished, these “warriors” were at ease, smiling and enjoying the view of the funny guy with the spinning thing over head – my camera!

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fifth image title Bertrab Glacier
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fifth image place date Gold Harbor, South Georgia Island 2005
fifth image caption As soon as I landed ashore on this sub-Antarctic island, I knew I would have to get as close to Bertrab Glacier as I could in my limited time. I worked my way down the beach, weaving around the King Penguins and Elephant Seals, and managed to catch some images along the way.

Once I got to the glacial lakes, I could see King Penguins lining the water’s edge. With Bertrab Glacier tumbling down the mountainside it was an incredible sight! I spent the bulk of the morning taking photographs and shooting video, but managed to settle near the water’s edge just long enough to take in this tranquil panorama before I had to make a mad, but careful, dash back to the ship for our next destination. Could any other stop be as dramatic?

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