Tuesday, January 20, 2015

"The Salish Sea, Jewel of the Pacific NW" published by Sasquatch books features an image from Brett Baunton's San Juan Islands collection. This book was created for the Seadoc Society, a group of wildlife veterinarians using science to heal the sea. Coming to bookstores in early 2015.

North Cascades book by the Mountaineers

The Mountaineers just published a wonderful book titled "The North Cascades, finding beauty and renewal in the wild nearby". It encompasses the entire bio region that is the North Cascades range from Leavenworth, WA to Hope, BC and from the Mount Baker wilderness, through North Cascades National Park east to the Methow. I am very proud to have 17 of my images featured in this book! They selected a wide variety of my work from macro to large format landscapes, wildlife to Then and Now - Mount Baker glacier images. The work of 30 leading NW photographers is included. "Wild by Design" is the main essay written by pulitzer prize winner, William Dietrich. Gary Snyder, Richard Louv, Christian Martin and Craig Romano are also contributing writers. Please check out this stunning book.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

2014 - A good year for Brett Baunton's photos

2014 was a good year for Brett Baunton's photography collection. The Whatcom Museum "Vanishing Ice" show about our changing climate and the history of ice is now traveling around the country. Experience WA, the Washington State Tourism publication featured Brett's images. Brett's Mount Baker trails imagery was used exclusively for Mount Baker Tourism's "Let's go Hiking - Mt. Baker", a 30 page book featuring 12 hikes of varying difficulty. Brett provided info for the text and a few images of the trails and views for each hike. Let's go Hiking - Mt. Baker is a freely distributed educational publication available at Mount Baker and Whatcom county tourism locations on the Mt Baker Scenic Byway and in Bellingham. Northwest Straits foundation used his San Juan Islands images for both covers of their booklet about the stewardship of the Salish Sea.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Brett Baunton showing Mt. Baker glacier in "Vanishing Ice".

I am proud to have a print in "Vanishing Ice", the show at Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher about how climate change is affecting the glaciers on our planet. Vanishing Ice is an excellent collection of current and historic international art focused on ice in polar and mountain regions. Showing my work in the same setting as Ansel Adams and Sir Earnest Shackleton is a great honor and thrill for me. My print is of the Coleman -  Roosevelt glaciers on Mt. Baker in the North Cascades of Washington, shown side by side with an image by another one of my heros, Elliot Porter who created an image from nearly the same place 40 years earlier. There is a third image from 1913 from the same area. In this group of photos the visible recession in the glacier is very dramatic. A nice catalog is available from the gift shop where some of my glacier images are available as prints.

Here is a link to the exhibit http://www.vanishing-ice.org/ now open until 03/02/14.

Link to the artist page http://www.vanishing-ice.org/about/the-artists/

Link to the Vanishing Ice article in Crosscut also featuring my work. http://crosscut.com/2013/11/05/arts/117302/ice-exhibit-capturing-vanishing-legacy-its-too-lat/

Below is one of the images available as a print in the Museum gift shop. 

Friday, December 28, 2012

This is turning out to be another very snowy winter at Mt. Baker.
The ski area saw another 100" of new snow about a week before new years.
Let's see if Mt. Baker can break it's own previous record of 1440". 
Once this settles it should be great winter conditions. 
Happy new year to all.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Denise, Luna and I enjoyed a wonderful star lit night this week.
Wildflowers are still blooming but fall is in the air. It is an unusual year with the late
snow melt but it's going fast. The colors of autumn are starting to glow.
It's prime time to be in the high country.

Brett Baunton

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Bay to Baker, September 2012 

Bay to Baker is a photographic journey from Bellingham Bay to the summit of
Mt. Baker showcasing the images of Brett Baunton. The goal is to celebrate
the splendor of the Mt. Baker region with fresh, local, organic images.
This collection will be added to as more archive images become available.
Brett created images of Mt. Baker for 30 years. Brett and Denise have walked
nearly every trail and climbed up to the crater and summit a few times.

Enjoy the show.

Brett Baunton