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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.

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Jordan Sawyer & The Fifth Star | Denver Concert Photography

I had so much fun playing concert photographer for Jordan Sawyer and The Fifth Star. While I do a lot of performing arts photography, I rarely get the chance to photograph a band. Jordan got this session as a present from his mom (because his mom is a genius!) and he was so excited to finally have professional photos.

If you have a friend or relative who’s a performing artist, consider getting them a photo session as a gift. As artists, it can be hard to find the money to hire a professional, but those photos can mean so much to them. Plus, it shows that you value their art which is probably the highest honor an artist can receive from someone close to them.

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In addition to photographing the concert, we also did a few band photos in the alley behind the bar. We had so much fun with these photos and they look like total badasses, don’t they!?

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Want engaging concert photos to reach new audiences and sell more tickets? Or do you want to give the gift of professional photography.  Send me a message at jamie@jamiekraus.com. I would love to help tell your story through photos.