Michael Bauer’s subject is America. Born in Illinois but raised on an island in Alaska; a cross country motorcycle trip after high school, followed by college and work in Arizona; then on to the Colorado Rockies where he currently resides.

Somewhere along the way he felt the need to record his impressions of the many aspects of America he saw on his travels – from sunrise off the Florida coast to sunsets in California; the sere beauty of the desert and the majestic landscapes of the Rocky Mountains - and he discovered his penchant for reinterpreting those images through photography and the interplay of color, contrast and chiaroscuro.


The photography of Michael Bauer: A personal journey through a quintessentially American dream.