Best in the Desert

This past week I had the awesome opportunity to photograph a 500 mile off-road race from Las Vegas to Reno. It was my first time photographing an event like this but luckily the media team set me up with a Canon 1D and 70-200mm lens to shoot with. Heres an image of the car and the driver from the team we were following around.


Otoko Austin

I was recently given an assignment by Tribeza Magazine, a local magazine in Austin, to photograph Chef Yoshi Okai in his 12 seat sushi restaurant Otoko. Chef Yoshi was recently named one of the top 10 new chefs in America by Food and Wine magazine earlier this year, so needless to say I was excited to have the chance to meet him and photograph him. 


Recent Work for Austin Roasting Company

I recently did some work for Austin Roasting Company for their social media and website. It was a lot of fun and left the job feeling overly caffeinated with a couple bags of ridiculously good coffee. I have discussed shooting coffee with a few coffee shops in town but they always seemed to fall through. I’m glad I had the opportunity to shoot this and also meet the great little team over at their roasting facility.


KG BBQ

I’m starting to get a little more involved in food photography around Austin, Texas. I really enjoy this type of work and hope to keep finding clients in the food industry. This most recent shoot was for KG BBQ, a barbecue catering service based out of Austin and run by Kareem Ghayesh. Kareem is super passionate about barbeque and moved to Texas from Egypt a few years ago specifically for the purpose of learning how to cook Texas style BBQ. 



La Jolla, San Diego

I’ve recently started working with one of my favorite photographers in Austin (Jody Horton) as his assistant which means Im super excited but all have a little less time to work on my own images/blog/website. I will gladly take this trade-off to be working alongside such a talented and successful photographer. 

Its been a few weeks but I wanted to get back to blogging some more images from the van trip out west. At this point in the trip we were in Southern Utah at Lake Powell and met another couple who were traveling in their van and suggest visiting La Jolla. We weren’t sure if we were going to make it all the way out to California at this point but talking to the other couple about how much they loved La Jolla solidified the idea of making it out the Pacific Coast. Im glad we did, we got to hang out with a bunch of seals and wander around little tide pools finding all sorts of weird little creatures.



Fisher and Baker Clothing Company

I decided at the start of 2017 that I was going to wholeheartedly start pursuing commercial freelance photography as a career. Up until this point I had been unsure about what direction I wanted to take my photography. I had been involved in wedding and event photography a few years ago and knew that it wasn’t what I was looking for. After stepping away from the weddings and events I became extremely interested in photojournalism and took some courses and attended a super intense workshop where I learned a lot about finding the “moment” and how to look for interesting light. It was probably one of the most important parts of my photography career so far. But now here I am almost exactly 3 years later and beginning to use the knowledge and skills I have acquired over the years for commercial freelance work. These photos were shot in Austin, Texas for Fisher and Baker and will become an ongoing client for me. Looking forward to all the new brands and businesses I will work with this year.

Andrew Reiner Austin Texas Landscape Photographer

Andrew Reiner Austin Texas Landscape Photographer

Andrew Reiner Austin Texas Landscape Photographer

Andrew Reiner Austin Texas Landscape Photographer

Andrew Reiner Austin Texas Landscape Photographer


Utah

Utah is fucking magical. I think more and more people are realizing that. When I first visited about 5 years ago most people were asking why I would choose to spend time in Utah if I didn’t have to. Now when I tell people about it their response is totally different. So, I guess the secret is out. This set of images spans everywhere from the Salt Flats, to Mystic Hot Springs, and Zion and Bryce Canyons. God, this state is ridiculous.

Andrew Reiner Austin Texas Landscape Photographer

Andrew Reiner Austin Texas Landscape Photographer

Andrew Reiner Austin Texas Landscape Photographer

Andrew Reiner Austin Texas Landscape Photographer

Andrew Reiner Austin Texas Landscape Photographer

Andrew Reiner Austin Texas Landscape Photographer

Andrew Reiner Austin Texas Landscape Photographer

Andrew Reiner Austin Texas Landscape Photographer


Snow in Yellowstone

After my second day in Yellowstone it started snowing pretty hard, which was awesome except for the fact that I only had shorts with me. The next set of images are from Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park. 

Andrew Reiner Austin Texas Landscape Photographer

Andrew Reiner Austin Texas Landscape Photographer

Andrew Reiner Austin Texas Landscape Photographer

Andrew Reiner Austin Texas Landscape Photographer

Andrew Reiner Austin Texas Landscape Photographer

Andrew Reiner Austin Texas Landscape Photographer

Andrew Reiner Austin Texas Landscape Photographer


First Couple Days in Yellowstone

Yellowstone is in my top 3 parks I have ever visited. I think I got pretty lucky with the time of year I visited. It was just starting to get cooler and there weren’t very many tourists. This set of images is from a couple days of cooler weather coming in and bringing tons of fog and some snow. I also spent all of my time in Yellowstone in random parking lots in the van for sleeping. And continued to wake up at sunrise for photographing. If you’re planning on visiting any park I definitely recommend Yellowstone. It is gigantic, I could easily spend over a month exploring that park without ever feeling like I have seen everything worth seeing.

Andrew Reiner Austin Texas Landscape Photographer

Andrew Reiner Austin Texas Landscape Photographer

Andrew Reiner Austin Texas Landscape Photographer

Andrew Reiner Austin Texas Landscape Photographer

Andrew Reiner Austin Texas Landscape Photographer

Andrew Reiner Austin Texas Landscape Photographer

Andrew Reiner Austin Texas Landscape Photographer

Andrew Reiner Austin Texas Landscape Photographer

Andrew Reiner Austin Texas Landscape Photographer

Andrew Reiner Austin Texas Landscape Photographer

Andrew Reiner Austin Texas Landscape Photographer


Badlands

    I remember loving The Badlands when I was a kid traveling on summer vacation with my family in an RV. So, I decided to drive towards South Dakota after leaving Boulder, Colorado. It was a pretty boring drive through some of Nebraska, but after arriving in the park I knew it was definitely worth it. I think I spent about 3 days here just sleeping in the van in random parking lots by trailheads and waking up for sunrise photos each day. 

Badlands Sunset - Andrew Reiner Austin Texas Landscape Photographer

Portrait of a traveler in the Badlands - Andrew Reiner Austin Texas Landscape Photographer

Badlands Sunrise - Andrew Reiner Austin Texas Landscape Photographer

Andrew Reiner Austin Texas Landscape Photographer

Andrew Reiner Austin Texas Landscape Photographer


Colorado!

     After leaving West Texas I started heading north through New Mexico and into Colorado. I was still adjusting to being by myself on the road so I kind of sped through New Mexico because I knew I would be seeing some friends once I arrived in Colorado. 

     The first couple images here are from The Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs where I stayed with some super welcoming new friends. Its also where I had my first shower and did my first load of laundry. Thanks Felicia :)

     I headed towards Boulder next and met up with one of best friends since I was like 4 years old and we did one of my favorite hikes from the entire trip. Helen is probably the coolest friend I have and she is in the middle of starting her new vegan ice cream company called Best One Yet. It was nice to talk to an old friend about attempting to both become young business owners and the ups and downs of getting started. After a couple days I started journeying towards South Dakota.

Sunrise Road in Garden of the Gods - Andrew Reiner Austin Texas Landscape Photographer

Garden of the Gods - Andrew Reiner Austin Texas Landscape Photographer

Andrew Reiner Austin Texas Landscape Photographer

Andrew Reiner Austin Texas Landscape Photographer

Andrew Reiner Austin Texas Landscape Photographer

Big Horn Sheep - Andrew Reiner Austin Texas Landscape Photographer


West Texas

     After leaving the East Coast and finishing working on my van I headed back into Austin for a few days and then into West Texas. I love this part of Texas, its what I imagined Texas was like when I was a kid… desert, mountains, wildlife, little run-down towns, and tumbleweed. I spent a few days in the Davis Mountains and began to head north towards Yellowstone after that…

Sunset in West Texas- Andrew Reiner Austin Texas Landscape Photographer

Andrew Reiner Austin Texas Landscape Photographer

Andrew Reiner Austin Texas Landscape Photographer

Fort Davis Mountain Road- Andrew Reiner Austin Texas Landscape Photographer

Morning around Davis Mountains - Andrew Reiner Austin Texas Landscape Photographer

Andrew Reiner Austin Texas Landscape Photographer


Asheville

Asheville Waterfall - Andrew Reiner Austin Texas Landscape Photographer

Sunrise Road Through Mountains - Andrew Reiner Austin Texas Landscape Photographer

Sunlt Foliage - Andrew Reiner Austin Texas Landscape Photographer

Andrew Reiner Austin Texas Landscape Photographer

Andrew Reiner Austin Texas Landscape Photographer

     So, I decided to basically go through all my photos from my trip one more time and blog about them in chronological order. After I finally finished working on my van I started a nice long loop back around to Austin, Tx. The first place I came to photograph was Ashville, North Carolina. Here are a couple of the photos I got before I decided to head out and head towards the Emerald Coast and then West.



Happy New Year!

I am a photographer living in Austin at the moment and spent August through October traveling around in my van photographing National Parks. Since I came back Ive been getting involved in more freelance work and perfecting my website, while also being able to work with some great photographers such as Jody Horton and Kenneth Cappello. This is my first blog post through my website and I intend to start blogging pretty often. Happy New Year!

Foggy Yellowstone Road - Andrew Reiner Austin Landscape Photographer

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