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As Far as You Can See

As Far as You Can See
Picturing Texas

One of the few photography books that portrays the full range of Texas’s natural landscapes, this volume presents fresh, often unexpected views of the state’s scenic beauty by one of its leading outdoor photographers.

Series: Bill and Alice Wright Photography Endowment

May 2018
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200 pages | 9.5 x 12.75 | 104 color and b&w photos |

“In his novel of Texas, The Gay Place, Billy Lee Brammer famously wrote that ‘the country is most barbarously large and final.’ And indeed it is. Few artists and writers and photographers are big enough to embrace it. This book is proof that Kenny Braun is one who does, which is great news for the rest of us.”
—S. C. Gwynne, from the foreword

Texas continually awes and surprises with its natural beauty. Within the state’s quarter-million square miles are scenic landscapes as varied as the rugged desert mountains of the Big Bend country, cypress swamps and old-growth forests in the piney woods, ocean beaches and dunes along the Gulf Coast, and stretches of the Great Plains that spread as widely over the earth as the skies above. Kenny Braun has traveled the length and breadth of Texas photographing its vast lands. In As Far as You Can See, he presents a portfolio of stunning images that capture the natural splendor of the entire state.

From sweeping landscape shots to detailed close-ups, Braun’s photographs offer fresh, lovely views of Texas. He has a keen eye for the unexpected scene, whether it be the refreshing depths of the Balmorhea pool in arid West Texas or the Tuscan-like look of a Fredericksburg vineyard. Even when he photographs iconic spots such as Enchanted Rock or Caddo Lake, Braun finds new perspectives that allow viewers to see these familiar places as if for the first time. Accompanying the images are a brief introduction by Braun and a foreword by the Pulitzer Prize finalist and New York Times best-selling author S. C. Gwynne. This winning combination of photographs and words makes As Far as You Can See a must-have book to own and to give.

  • Foreword by S. C. Gwynne
  • Texas Offerings by Kenny Braun
  • West Texas
  • Gulf Coast
  • Central Texas
  • Panhandle
  • East Texas
  • Prairies and Lakes
  • South Texas

Austin, Texas

Braun is the photographer/author of Surf Texas. He is a fine art, editorial, and commercial photographer whose work has been featured in Texas Monthly, Garden and Gun, This Old House magazine, and more.

Austin, Texas

Gwynne is the best-selling author of Empire of the Summer Moon, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Rebel Yell. He has also written extensively for Texas Monthly, where he was executive editor from 2000 to 2008.


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Texas Highways

“Beautiful. . . [a] photographer’s love letter to the natural wonders of Texas”
Texas Monthly

“Texas like you’ve never seen it before.”
Garden & Gun

“We’re always trying to convince outsiders that Texas has a rare beauty—one that you have to look deeper to see. If they stay long enough, they get it. Photographer Kenny Braun, who grew up in Houston and now calls Austin home, has been shooting Texas most of his life. He captures the full range of Texas’ natural beauty in As Far as You Can See.
Houston Chronicle

“From surfers on the Gulf Coast beaches near his childhood home of Houston to the hills around Austin, where he lives now, Braun’s photography traverses the wide-open Panhandle, the swamps of the east, the dramatic mountains of the west, and everywhere in between.”
Garden & Gun

“Exquisite images by Austin shutterbug Braun that cover the length and breadth of the state, capturing in every shot Texas' epic expanse and natural beauty.”
Austin Chronicle