News from Jack Brauer

Follow me on Vero!

Follow me on Vero!

As the Instagram experience continues to circle the drain with their endless ads and unwanted video reels, many photographers like me are getting fed up and yearning for a purer social media platform that focuses on photos like Instagram used to. Fortunately there is a great alternative: Vero! Here are some points in Vero's favor:

  • It's fun to use, with good mobile AND desktop apps that display the photos nicely. The desktop app is sweet, with a large tiled grid of photos and the ability to view the photos at large sizes.
  • No algorithm. When you open the mobile app you pick up right where you left off in the chronological feed.
  • No ads. (Yet. I hope this doesn't change as it grows).
  • It's not actively ruining the fabric of our society.

I encourage you to check out Vero and follow me there at https://vero.co/jackbrauer. I'm not abandoning my Instagram account and I'll keep posting new photos there, but I'm already posting on Vero more often.

Now offering Giant Wall Murals!

Now offering Giant Wall Murals!

In addition to my fine art prints, I am excited to now offer custom-sized, ready-to-install wall murals! From dramatic mountain landscapes to calming forest scenes, these immersive murals bring a large dose of natural ambiance and colorful beauty into your home, office, restaurant, retail space, or care center.

These high quality wall murals are printed on a sturdy vinyl material with a lightly textured matte surface that displays excellent clarity and vibrant color without any distracting shine or reflections. The vinyl material features an adhesive back that sticks to the wall securely but not permanently, allowing for easy installation.

Each mural is custom printed to the exact size of your wall. If you or someone you know wants to fill a wall with a giant and immersive nature or landscape mural, I've got your covered!

Read more about the wall murals here.

Nov - Dec 2021: Prints on display in Ridgway, Colorado

Prints on display in Ridgway, Colorado

I am pleased to announce that I currently have three prints on display at the 610 Arts Collective gallery in my town of Ridgway, in southwest Colorado near Ouray and Telluride. The gallery is located in the "downtown" area just up the street from the Colorado Boy brewery. If you live nearby or are visiting, be sure to stop by to take a look! The showing is on display through the end of the year.

The prints I have hanging are three of my most popular photos from here in the San Juan Mountains. I chose to display one print of each of my ready-to-hang print styles: ArtPlaq, Metal, and Lumachrome print styles. This is a good chance to see all three print styles in person and compare them.

November 2020: Frame Focus Foto Podcast Interview

Yesterday I was interviewed on the Frame Focus Foto podcast. This was a truly global conversation, with me in Colorado, Mike in Hong Kong, and Len in Scotland! We discussed a range of photography topics including my early inspirations, my photo styles and preferences, planning and envisioning my photo objectives, my days of large format film photography, my WideRange Galleries photo website services, the Nature First Photography movement, and much more! You can listen to the episode above, or here.

April 2020: Seek Outside Podcast

Yesterday I was interviewed on Seek Outside's podcast; you can listen to it above, or look it up in your favorite podcast app. Based here locally on the western slope of Colorado, Seek Outside is an outdoor gear company who builds the best backpacks on the market (in my opinion) as well as a complete line of tents and titanium tent stoves. For the last couple of years I've been a Seek Outside ambassador and have done extensive prototype testing to help refine their Exposure and Flight series of backpacks.

On the podcast we discussed a variety of topics including my backpacking photography strategies, scouting and planning trips, backpacking and camera gear I use, how I got started in my photography business, my favorite mountain ranges, photo location sharing, and my thoughts on the COVID-19 pandemic and how it is currently affecting our outdoor adventures (or lack thereof). I hope you enjoy the talk!

December 2017: Interview on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen Podcast

Recently I was interviewed by fellow Colorado photographer Matt Payne, on his podcast "F-Stop Collaborate and Listen". You can look up the podcast in your favorite podcast app, listen to it above, or hear it here. I was happy that Matt invited me to participate on his podcast, since it's one of my favorite podcasts that I listen to regularly. The podcast is devoted to landscape and nature photography, and I enjoy the casual conversation format of each episode. I've been binge listing in recent months; there's almost 3 dozen episodes up already featuring a wide variety of talented and insightful photographers. (Matt himself is a very talented and insightful photographer too!) Many of his guests are very well spoken; me - not so much! But I hope you enjoy it anyways.

May - July 2015: Exhibit at Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum

Exhibit at Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum

I am honored to announce that the Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum in Golden, Colorado is currently displaying an exhibit of my photography in the entrance hall of the museum through the end of July.

A joint venture of the American Alpine Club, the Colorado Mountain Club, and the National Geographic Society, the 3,500-square-foot museum is the centerpiece of the American Mountaineering Center in Golden, Colorado. The museum is the only one in the United States exclusively dedicated to rock climbing and mountaineering, with exhibits on history, mountain cultures, safety and equipment, and more.

Considering the nature of the venue, I selected seven “high altitude” photos to display, from locations including Colorado, Nepal, Peru, Patagonia, and Switzerland.

The museum is located at 710 10th Street, Golden, CO 80401. Keep an eye out for their once-a-month “Thirsty Thursday” event each month offering gear, beer, live music, and free museum admission!

May - July 2014: Exhibit at Steamboat Art Museum

Exhibit at Steamboat Art Museum

I am pleased to be participating in the Colorado Nature Photography Invitational exhibit at the Steamboat Art Museum from May 30 – July 15, 2014. Five large prints of mine will be on display, along with impressive work from 10 other Colorado photographers.