Austin "Audi" Brodfuhrer
I've never liked describing myself. How do I use words to describe...me? So I won't. Photography grants me the ability to bypass these formalities and instead allow you to walk in my hiking boots and view the world through my eyes. So take a saunter* through my gallery and see what I see.
Beauty. Mystery. Majesty. Divinity.
"Nature is too thin a screen; the glory of the omnipresent God bursts through everywhere" - Ralph Waldo Emerson
A few accolades and awards:
- 2nd (21-under): Mountains category at the North American Nature Photographers Association's Fine Art Print Exhibit Awards, 2006
- 3rd (21-under): Overall category at the North American Nature Photographers Association's Fine Art Print Exhibit Awards, 2006
- 2nd place overall at the Brevard College Juried Student Art Show, 2006
- 1st place overall at the Brevard College “Your Backyard” photography competition, 2008
* On the word "Hike" : "I don't like either the word or the thing. People ought to saunter in the mountains - not hike! Do you know the origin of that word 'saunter?' It's a beautiful word. Away back in the Middle Ages people used to go on pilgrimages to the Holy Land, and when people in the villages through which they passed asked where they were going, they would reply, 'A la sainte terre,' 'To the Holy Land.' And so they became known as sainte-terre-ers or saunterers. Now these mountains are our Holy Land, and we ought to saunter through them reverently, not 'hike' through them."
- John Muir, as quoted by Albert W. Palmer