Erin Brethauer

The Image, Deconstructed and camp

Posted in Friends, On Assignment, Portraits by erinbrethauer on March 24, 2013

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The Image, Deconstructed is one of my favorite photography resources and I’m very excited that my Autism Camp work is featured this week along with an interview on the story behind the project.  I’m honored to take part.  A big thank you to Ross Taylor, Logan Mock-Bunting and the rest of the TID team- they are amazing photographers and people and I really appreciate all the great work they’re doing for the photo community.

To see the  interview on The Image, Deconstructed, click here.

I’ve also conducted two interviews for the blog, one with Maggie Steber on her memory series (click here) and the other with Mike Belleme on his skateboarding culture project (click here).

The team behind the blog is holding the first TID workshop this weekend in Chapel Hill- great people, I hope to make the next one.  Check it out here

In other news, I have a show coming up in the AAAC gallery in the River Arts District here in Asheville.  The show is going up April 9th and will be on view the entire month.  I’m going to show two bodies of personal work: one from my wanderings in New Orleans and Wisconsin and the other will be a selection of my autism camp diptychs.  Lots to be done.

Come to the show opening on Friday, April 12th from 6-9pm.  You can see details from the gallery  here.

Thanks for looking!


Obama in North Carolina

Posted in North Carolina, On Assignment by erinbrethauer on October 20, 2011

Photos from the President’s bus tour through North Carolina Monday.  We traveled through Asheville, Marion, Boone and Wilkesboro before ending in Greensboro.  Great day!

Photos from 10.17.11

Chimney swifts

Posted in North Carolina, On Assignment, Wanderings by erinbrethauer on October 6, 2010

The chimney swifts are migrating through town on their way to Peru for the winter.  Watching them go into their chimney for the night is like watching a friendlier scene from a Batman movie.  In short, it’s awesome.

If you’re in Asheville, you’ll be able to see them until around Oct. 10th entering a huge chimney around dusk behind the Civic Center.  According to a nifty handout from the Driftwood Wildlife Association found here,

“Chimney Swifts historically nested and roosted in hollow trees.  As American pioneers moved westward across the continent, they cleared forests and removed the swifts’ natural habitat. The birds that Audubon called American Swifts became known as Chimney Swifts as they readily adapted to the masonry chimneys erected by those same pioneers. Over the decades, the range of the swifts expanded with the ever increasing availability of this new, man-made habitat. However, changes are again challenging this adaptable species.

Because they cannot perch like songbirds, Chimney Swifts must have deep shafts in which to raise their families and roost at night.  Today, just like Purple Martins, Chimney Swifts rely almost entirely on man-made structures for nest sites.”

You can find more info on the chimney swifts here. And the articles that ran in the paper are here and here.  Yeah nature!

Non-levitating cheerleaders 4

Posted in North Carolina, On Assignment by erinbrethauer on September 18, 2010

The two cheer squads I photographed before football tonight must not be trained in the art of levitation.  Disappointing, I know.  Instead, I give you a little cheerleader of the future.

Pretty cute, huh?  Anyway, here are a few more from before the game.  The light was super nice for about 15 minutes.

On a cloud

Posted in North Carolina, On Assignment by erinbrethauer on December 2, 2009

So, everybody (and I mean everybody) in Asheville loves their landscape photography- which is understandable when the Blue Ridge Mountains crown the edges of your city.   I usually don’t take that many mountain photos except when the view from the back door at work proves too irresistible.  Today, after the rain clouds moved away, there was some great yellow light as the sun went down.  It played around in the clouds and made the buildings downtown glow.   A lovely view on the way out of work.

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