“One of the true pioneers in the niche world of commercial
wilderness river travel”
& Kayak magazine
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.
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.
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.
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.
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director of NORTHERN LOGISTICS,
individual with a diverse background and array of talents.
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.
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
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).
contrast, Brown concurrently owned and operated a logistically
intense seasonal business in the New York Metro area, involving
trucking and construction, for 25 years.
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
. . .for nearly four decades . . . creating some of the most
memorable canoe images ever recorded on film.”