Rodger Lyle Brown is a writer and artist living in Atlanta, Ga. He's spent much of his career as a journalist and editor, contributing to publications such as The New York Times Magazine, The New York Times Book Review, The Village Voice, Fortune and many others. He was the founding editor of Playboy.com and the managing editor of Encyclopedia Britannica's website. He's published two non-fiction books and earned his Ph.D. at Emory University's Institute of the Liberal Arts.
He's illustrated his own police beat column for 10 years, shot photos for the Voice and his book project Ghost Dancing on the Cracker Circuit. His two current projects involve exploration of the motels along U.S. Highway 301, and also producing mixed media images based on all 435 of John James Audubon's classic work, The Birds of America. He occasionally compiles collections of images shot during his frequent trips through Georgia, publishing them as a series called "Shooting From the Car."