Jack lives with his wife in the Elk Mountains near Crested Butte, Colorado. His images show the same spirit of 20th century photographer Ansel Adams, who never stopped at trail's end to capture the grandeur of the mountain country. His Rocky Mountain Collection, curated by our on-staff photojournalist, reveals spectacular mountain scenes through the eyes of a man who makes most of his photographs in remote wilderness areas, "usually backpacking for many miles and oftentimes bushwhacking through the woods to explore places where no trails exist."
"For me the joy of photography is intertwined with the joy of immersing myself in nature, and the challenges of photography are inseparable from the challenges of traveling through the mountains on my own two feet."
Brauer's prints have been sold to customers in all of the lower 48 United States and over a dozen countries. He has been published in National Geographic Traveler, Alpinist, Backpacker, Climbing Magazine, and Cowboys & Indians. Read Jack's article in PhotographyLife.com called Originality in the Grand Landscape.