BACKGROUND

Brian grew up in Hamburg, Pennsylvania - a small town located at the foot of the Blue Mountains and part of the Appalachian Trail. This location has contributed to a life-long appreciation of the outdoors. After graduating high school, Brian gained degrees from The Pennsylvania State University and Lehigh University.

Brian’s interest in photography started early - in grade school and high school. Brian’s early focus, and much of his current work, is fine art nature photography, both in color and black and white. Brian is self-taught and rediscovered his passion for photography fourteen years ago, after a light period during his thirties when he was focused heavily on his professional career. Photography provides Brian with a creative balance to his professional life as a Vice-President for a software company.

While the outdoors and fine art nature photography is his primary focus, Brian also explores the concept of aging and how we treat things that have aged. He has explored abandoned coal breakers, the last silk mill in the US, an old prison, an abandoned lace factory, and abandoned farms and houses. Closely related to this concept is exploring what things look like and feel like when they are most distant in time from when everyone else sees them. 

Brian lives with his wife Marilyn and two daughters, Amy and Gina in the suburbs of Philadelphia. He shares his passion for photography with his family and friends in hopes that they will see things differently and really notice things for the first time that have always been in front of them.

 

 

 

CREDITS

 

May 2014 - Portfolio publication in LensWork.  The "Amusement Park" portfolio has been published in the May/June issue of LensWork Magazine (#112).

May 2007 – Merit Award, B&W Magazine Portfolio Contest,  Eastern State Penitentiary Portfolio.

January, 2005 – “Abandoned Pier” (04092124) won Third Place in Tyme Gallery (Havertown, PA) Photo Expo V.  “Eastern State – The Chair” (04061695) also accepted into the show.

January, 2004 – “Rocking Chair on Porch” (03120019) won Honorable Mention in Tyme Gallery (Havertown, PA) Photo Expo IV.  “Pine Tree and Boulders” also accepted for the show.

January, 2003 – “Front Porch” (02020432) won Honorable Mention in Tyme Gallery (Havertown, PA) Photo Expo III.  “Reflection in Puddle” (02010137) also accepted for the show.

July, 2002 – “Waves at Sand Beach” (02060907) selected for Annual Photo Calendar for Photo Life Magazine.

 

 

 

CONTACT ME

Feel free to contact me with any questions you might have.  You can contact me at breitenauer@comcast.net or enter the information into the form below.  All images shown on this website are available as prints.  

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