jack brauerJack Brauer

I first started playing with cameras while I was in college at the University of Colorado in Boulder, where I graduated with a BA in Fine Arts Printmaking (mostly intaglio, but also lithography, woodcuts, and screenprinting). Since college I have lived in Seattle, San Diego (my hometown), Denver, Boulder, and now Ridgway, Colorado.

I love traveling and seeing new places, especially in the mountains! I make most of my photographs in remote wilderness areas, usually backpacking for many miles and oftentimes bushwhacking through the woods to explore places where no trails exist.

The earth is a big place with lots of variety, but in my opinion it doesn’t get much better than relaxing next to an alpine lake, surrounded by towering mountains and wide views. One goal of my photography is to record and communicate some of those moments of paradise in nature. Also more generally, I want to show the grandeur and uniqueness of mountains and perhaps inspire people to appreciate and respect the remaining wilderness for themselves.



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