An email interview with me was just published on the European Large Format Photographers Association (ELFPA) website. Check it out: Photographer Interview – Jack Brauer.
I did mention beforehand that I’m not actively shooting large format film anymore, but hopefully my responses will still be informative. One of the goals of ELFPA is to interest young people in large format photography, and I hope that my interview is not subversive to that goal!
By the way, you can view my entire collection of large format film photos here.
Today I was happy to receive a copy of the March 2010 issue of Cowboys & Indians magazine, which features an article written by Kathy Wise about me and my photography, including nine of my photos from Colorado. There’s another article in there featuring some sweet black and white Montana mountain photos by Bret Bouda, as well as a large collection of winning photos from their annual photo contest. Check it out next time you’re at the supermarket!
You read the article online here: Mountain Bound: The Photography of Jack Brauer
They also have a supplemental web exclusive interview here: Jack Brauer: behind the lens
The Russian publishing house Otkrytoe Pis’mo has published a calendar featuring 12 of my landscape photos from locations including Colorado, Wyoming, New Zealand, Croatia, and Patagonia. I just received several copies of the calendar in the mail. I can’t read a word of it, but they look good! According to a Google translation of the calendar page on their website the calendar’s title is “The Aspiration to the Heights.” If you happen to be passing through Russia pick one up!
You may have noticed that I haven’t posted in a while; that’s because I haven’t been doing much recently – at least in the mountains. I’ve mostly been busy at the computer for the last few weeks, trying to plow through an intense list of projects before I move up to Jackson Hole for the winter. That’s right, in late November I’m moving up to Jackson Hole for 5 months! I’ll still be working from home up there, but I look forward to LOTS of snowboarding and generally having a good time. Oh, and maybe I’ll get out to take some photos too at some point!
In the meantime, check out my interview on PhotoBards.com.
I am happy to say that four of my photos have been juried into the 2009 NANPA Showcase (North American Nature Photographers Association). The first two images below were selected among the top 100 images, out of 4,120 entries by NANPA members!
All four images will be published in the annual “Expressions” journal that features the top 250 images of the Showcase. The previous “Expressions” journals that I have are among the most inspiring collections of nature photography that I’ve ever laid eyes on, so I consider this to be a great honor for my photos to be included.
If you happen upon a copy of the October 2008 issue of National Geographic Traveler magazine, flip to the back and check out my Plitvice waterfalls in Croatia photo, which is featured in the “Strange Planet” section.
I am pleased that the Trust for Public Land recently published a magazine article about Wilson Peak featuring one of my photos of this iconic mountain near Telluride. I am even more pleased that access to Wilson Peak has been secured by the Trust for Public Land after years of being blocked by a Texan developer.
Wilson Peak is one of Colorado’s most beautiful and most recognized peaks, and in 2007 a Texan real estate developer who owned some mining claims below the mountain closed access to the standard hiking route (all other routes involve much more dangerous mountaineering). After negotiations with the National Forest Service made no progress, The Trust for Public Land stepped in and was able to purchase critical portions of the property in order to reopen and protect public access.
You can read the online version of the article here.