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Two Roads | Colorado Arts Photographer

Some of the coolest parts of last summer’s Breckenridge International Art Festival were the trail performances. Along a few trails were art installation, often made out of the woods themselves. Throughout the festival, musicians would come and perform in the woods near the art installations. The Breckenridge International Art Festival is hosted in Breckenridge each August. They did such an incredible job combining various artforms together and with the stunning nature the town is known for. From acrobatic dance pieces to giant dinosaurs in the streets, there was an incredible variety of art at this festival.

We hiked up a mountain just outside of town to get to this spot, just in time for a live show. On the way up, we passed bikers and got some great views of the town below. We know we had made it because we could see the bright red of Konstantin Dimopoulos’s outdoor installation, “Two Roads,” through the trees.

From the festival’s website, Dimopoulos’s piece “is composed of branches collected from the forest floor, repurposed into chair-like structures. The skeletal quality of the frames provokes contemplation of negative space, or what is seemingly missing, while the branches, colored red, produce a vibrant contrast to the natural forest. The installation is both playful and thought provoking.”

We were then treated to a guitar performance by a local musician before hiking back down into town for some beignets, the perfect post hike food, at The Lost Cajun. Being serenaded in the woods, surrounded by nature and art is pretty incredible. I think if this were part of every hike, I would probably get way more exercise!

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Want engaging production photos to reach new audiences and sell more tickets?  Send me a message at jamie@jamiekraus.com. I would love to help tell your story through photos.

Summer Travel | Dance and Family Photographer

It’s almost summer and that means lots of traveling! I travel two different ways. The first is traveling to visit friends or family. The second is traveling to a place where I know no one and exploring on my own. I’ve done plenty of the first kind, but it has been so long since I’ve gone somewhere new and discovered it for myself. This summer, I am going to a bunch of new places and I am so excited.

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N’Jelle Gage-Thorne in Rochester, NY

I love traveling! It is so much fun to explore an unfamiliar place, plus, it is a wonderful opportunity to work with people I would not otherwise be able to work with. I will be available for dance photography and storytelling sessions everywhere I am traveling this summer. So, if you live in any of the places below, send me a message and we’ll see what we can get set up!

Places I will be exploring this summer and fall.

  • May 27nd – 30th: Road Trip to Moab, Durango, Silverton, and everywhere in between
  • July 8th -10th: Cleveland
  • August 15th – 22nd: Breckenridge
  • September 2nd – 5th: New Orleans
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The Mason Family in Denver, CO

Places I will probably visit this summer but don’t have planned yet. If you want to book Chicago dance photography or Chicago family photography, let me know and I can plan my visit around it!

  • TBD: Chicago
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Trinity Bobo in Chicago, IL

Upcoming potential trips for the future!

  • May 2017: Boston
  • August 2017: North Carolina
  • Fall 2018: South Africa
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The Balansoff Family Reunion in Ohio

Do live in any of these places? I would love to photograph you. Fill out the form below so we can get started!