Maine Locations Scout

“One of the true pioneers in the niche world of commercial wilderness river travel”
Canoe & Kayak magazine

With origins in the early seventies as a traditional Maine Guide and commercial outfitter in downeast Maine MARTIN BROWN & NORTHERN LOGISTICS (originally SUNRISE INTERNATIONAL - established 1973 ) evolved into a unique resource for exploring diverse river environments and wilderness locations throughout North America and worldwide - from the vast arctic frontiers of northern Canada and Iceland . . to the desert canyons of the American Southwest. Thirty-five years of continuous operational experience - literally thousands of commercial expeditions - handling difficult and unconventional physical logistics has produced a legacy of adventure, innovation, and resourcefulness.


Martin Brown has spent over a quarter of a century as a licensed and insured outfitter in the U.S. National Park System, and as a licensed outfitter in Canada’s Arctic (Northwest Territories and Nunavut Territory).There are also established partners in the UK, Iceland, Quebec, Northwest Territories, Nunavut (eastern Canadian arctic) and various US locations. Although an international reputation was developed for pioneering exotic rivers (including many first descents), Maine is still our home base . . and greatest area of expertise.

Working with a select and discriminating clientele, Martin Brown & Associates have been utilized repeatedly by numerous national publications and media - becoming known and respected for maintaining an uncommonly high commitment to individualized and thorough service. Aside from guiding thousands of commercial expedition clients, media location projects have included work done for ESPN, Lonely Planet, National Geographic, PBS, Trailside, NBC, the New York Times, and numerous others.

Our network of veteran expedition and travel professionals will develop and implement working solutions to meet the location needs of your project, prioritizing efficiency, safety, visual creativity, and cost effectiveness. Whether it is the surreal landscapes of the arctic, the rapids of the Rio Grande, or the picturesque locations of Maine, Northern Logistics can assist in assuring the success of your crew’s production.




Martin Brown Bangor Maine 

Machias River Video 
(Encyclopedia Britannica) 

is a multifaceted individual with a diverse background and array of talents.

A widely published commercial and location photographer, with an extensive journalistic background, Martin Brown also has a proven track record as a leading guide and outfitter with a working knowledge of rivers throughout North America and around the world.

While Brown's nearly 40 year career as a professional river guide has produced many of his most well known images, both his still photogrpahy, and location work extend well beyond the outdoor venue - with assignments ranging from corporate imagery to national editorial coverage. With a BA in Journalism from Northwestern University, early in his career Brown worked for both the Chicago Tribune and Gamma-Liaison Agency. His assignment and corporate print credits include work for L.L. Bean, Georgia-Pacific Corp., Time-Life Books, U.S. News and World Report, Outside Magazine, Backpacker, Travel & Leisure and Men’s Journal.

Martin Brown founded Sunrise International in 1973, a widely acclaimed river expedtion company with a reputation for pioneering exotic rivers, from the Arctic to the Rio Grande, including many first descents. With decades of continuous operational experience handling difficult and unconventional physical logistics - Brown now serves as a location scout and coordinator in outdoor environments and remote locales - ranging from the high arctic to the desert (see above).


By contrast, Brown concurrently owned and operated a logistically intense seasonal business in the New York Metro area, involving trucking and construction, for 25 years.

Martin Brown Maine GuideA Master Maine Guide since 1970, much of Brown's work focuses on his home state of Maine. In 2004 he was awarded the Maine Governors Special Award for Tourism in recognition of many years contribution to effectively promoting Maine as a destination. In recent years his most popular images, derived from his years of travel as a river guide, have appeared in a series of calendars "Rivers - Expeditions & Explorations" published by Tide-Mark Press. He has been a member of the American Society of Media Photographers for over 25 years.

“ . . .for nearly four decades . . . creating some of the most memorable canoe images ever recorded on film.”







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