John H. Brown, Jr.’s small, intense black-and-white photographs depict…
natural forms in such minute detail that they become abstract studies of the intricate shapes and wealth of textures found in flowers or a gnarled vine.
There is a compressed and compelling energy to these 5-by-5-inch pictures,
as if an electromagnetic pulse were emanating from lily pads on the surface
of a shimmering pond or the austere spines of a cactus."

Ferdinand Protzman
The Washington Post, from “Inquire Within”, Style
July, 1998