Alan Bauer




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Alan L. Bauer is a professional freelance photographer specializing in the natural history of the Pacific Northwest and coverage of local history.  He is a lifelong resident of the Pacific Northwest, having grown up on a large family farm in Oregon's Willamette Valley and now calling Washington state his home for the past 22 years.

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His work has been published in Backpacker, Odyssey, MotorHome, Northwest Runner, CityDog, Northwest Outdoors, Oregon Coast, and Northwest Travel magazines as well as the Getaways weekly outdoor recreation magazine insert for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Coverage of his work has appeared in The Tacoma News Tribune, The Bellingham Herald, the Tri-Cities Herald, and the Yakima Herald.  His photographs were featured throughout the NW Hiking section of the Northwest Cable News (NWCN) weekly television program and web site. More recently, his macro work was featured in India's leading imaging magazine "Smart Photography". Coverage of his work through their "Master Craftsmen" feature interview was complimented with his photo on the cover of the publication.

He most recently was awarded the contract to photograph dozens of historically significant pipe organs around the Puget Sound region for the Organ Historical Society for complete coverage in their upcoming 2008 National Convention in Seattle. Head to for more information regarding this highly recommended organization.

His work was published throughout the music CD layout design for Scott D. Davis' newest recordings "Tahoma" and "Winters Journey". To learn more about these wonderful solo piano pieces go to The Helsinki School of Music featured his photography throughout a music DVD production of a concert in 2004. Numerous images of spiders and their webs were also incorporated into the reader-boards and internal multimedia presentations for the "Masters of the Web" exhibit at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington. The Illinois State Board of Education has used his work for the coming years in the ISAT reading literacy test as will Research and Education Associates, Inc. in the development of 8th grade literacy language test guides used throughout the Northeastern states.

He is currently working on a fourth new book project with The Mountaineers Books as part of the new "Day Hiking" series after just recently completing the photography for his first three in the new book series. "Day Hiking-Mount Rainier National Park" was just released in April 2008 to follow up his work in "Day Hiking-South Cascades" and "Day Hiking-Snoqualmie Region" from May 2007. "Best Desert Hikes: Washington" was published in October 2004 and "Best Hikes With Dogs: Inland Northwest" in February 2005. "Day Hiking-Central Cascades" will be available in spring 2009. His work has been published on numerous other covers and internal pages of other titles by The Mountaineers Books and many other publishers including Globe Pequot Press, the literary journal Green Hills Literary Lantern published by Truman State University, as well as international publishers in Scandinavia. Alan also has worked with book titles, educational display boards, and presentations published by biologists with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. The Organ Historical Society, Columbia Basin Credit Union, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Bicycle Adventures, Elliott Bay Animal Hospital, REA, Inc., City of Duvall, Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge, and Scottish Lakes High Camp represent some recent corporate sales of Alan's images.

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