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: email@example.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: (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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.