About the Author

Michael Rauner Photography
Blurbarian Since June 2008
Business Name Michael Rauner Photography
Business Web Site http:www.michaelrauner.com
Location San Francisco, California
Business Phone Number 415-845-1421
About My Business Michael Rauner is a photographer and a lover of books, dangerous animals, and the holy ghost. Since the turn of the century, he has spent most of his time pursuing photographic projects about illusive, sacred, and unusual pockets of the Californian landscape. His critically acclaimed book with author Erik Davis, "The Visionary State: A Journey thorough California's Spiritual Landscape" was published by Chronicle Books.

Michael exhibits his work internationally and has work in numerous public collections, including the permanent collection of the SFMoMA and the Bancroft Library.

PRINTS and a COLLECTOR'S EDITION of each project in a boxed, signed, limited edition fine art book are available from the artist: michael@michaelrauner.com

Michael offers his artist book projects thorough Blurb at cost. The prices are Blurb's prices for best cover, paper quality and design free of corporate branding.
Areas of Expertise Rauner is a commercial and fine art photographer and an obsessed creator of unique, collectible fine art books that often celebrate strange and sacred pockets of alternative culture in the Californian landscape.

His commercial work focuses on portrait, editorial, architectural, and event photography. Michael is available for commissioned book projects. And yes, he does weddings: (michael@michaelrauner.com)
Professional Affiliations Michael's work can be seen at the Scott Nichols Gallery

Michael worked for years as Program Coordinator at San Francisco Camerawork where he was the developing director of the acclaimed art education program First Exposures: Youth Opportunities through Photography.

Things I Don't Mind The World Knowing

Spoiler alert: I'm thinking my next book will be about...
I'm currently working on projects about a visionary Christian landscape in the Southern California desert, two books about witches, one about the martyrdom of a 21st century outsider artist in Spain, another about cellphone photography, and one about my old high school.

I am available for commission and for hire. I especially welcome projects that emphasize people and place. I tell good stories and like to engage, inform, and solicit emotional impact from people viewing my work.
Everyone needs to know about these authors and artists...
Michael Light
Paz de la Calzada
Erik Davis
Joan Fontecuberta
Leonard Knight
Rebecca Solnit
Chris McCaw
Mona Caron
Chris Carlsson
Bryan Davidson
Hugh D'Andre
Mati McDonough
Andy Diaz Hope
Jona Frank
Scott Davis
Brian Goggin
Kal Spelletich
Stephen Berkman
This book is addictive. Read it. (At your own risk.)
The Visionary State: A Journey through California's Spiritual Landscape
by Erik Davis with photography by... Michael Rauner

I know, a shameless plug, but really, it's a great book. The writing is excellent, as is all of Erik's work. Be enchanted by the photographs, get smart with the text, at a book store near you, and: