By Mike Kinney
Alan Krakauer has lived in Richmond for over 17 years, but Alan Krakauer Photography was started only last year at the East Richmond Heights Arts & Music Festival.
Krakauer has quite an interesting lens. A biologist by training, the artist brings a passion for nature to his photography, having done a lot of photography in Wildcat Canyon Regional Park and other nearby parks.
You have a chance to see some of his works this weekend and next weekend as part of East East Bay Open Studios.
The works of Krakauer, painter Tai Yee and Linda Ruiz-Lozito will be displayed on Saturday and Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 6 .m. at Ruiz-Lozito’s studio at 1517 Elm Ave. in Richmond, as well as Saturday and Sunday next week (June 15-16) during the same hours. The studio will be open for free to the public from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
“I love to promote that connection to nature that we have here,” Krakauer told the Standard. “I want people to get excited about it.”
Alan Krakauer Photography launched with offerings that include small with greeting cards, gift cards, calendars and stickers. It plans to feature larger fine art prints for East Bay Open Studios.
East Bay Open Studios features free, self-guided tours of artist studios in over 12 cities in Contra Costa and Alameda counties for two weekends. Artists pay a registration fee to participate and the event is free for the public to enjoy. For more information about the event, go here.