We’ve been fortunate enough to partner with professional photographer Brandon Andre in the creation of this online store and photo gallery. Brandon is an exceptionally talented and energetic outdoorsman and photographer, unrelenting in his pursuit of tucked away places. His rare and complete enthusiasm for toting pounds of photo equipment deep into the backcountry, often during rigorous cross-country travel, allows him to create such amazing images as the handful you see here on this site.
Over the last six years living in California, Brandon has kindled a love affair with the Sierra Nevada that is reflected in his extensive photo archive of this region. An Eagle Scout and committed Leave No Trace advocate, Brandon teaches outdoor photography classes through the REI’s Outdoor School in the San Francisco Bay Area. Brandon has initiated and helped to build the pilot photography program there, as well as teaching evening classes and leading weekend outings through the school.
If you’re interested in learning more about Brandon and his work, you can visit his website at www.BrandonAndre.com. We hope you enjoy the photos on this site, check back often for new photos from his gallery, and visit his website for a wide range of beautiful fine art prints and greeting cards. A side-note: Brandon also provides outstanding wedding photography, in both back and front-country. See his site to view current galleries of all his work.
Brandon has worn the early version of our Rock jacket on a few particularly nasty turning late-September Sierra trips and is a System Dual Protection convert. In fact, he’s the one who coined our slogan, “Get Real! Real Dry.”