Traveling Instagrammer Dreams Big, Does Well and Goes Far

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Dallas-based director/photographer Brian Braun is taking Instagram by storm. Not only is he popular because of his dashing good looks (he’s single, ladies), –

 

Ok one last one from that shoot in the desert

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– but also because of his stunning travel photography. In 2012, Brian purchased a 1934 Airstream RV. It needed some work done.

 

Throwback Thursday. My Airstream, This past April

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With the help of an electrician friend, Brian completely overhauled the Airstream’s interior. The job was completed in July 2012. Brian proudly named his creation Wanderlust.

 

 

With the freshly refurbished Wanderlust ready to go, he set off into the great unknown. His plan was to travel the U.S. for close to two years and take phenomenal photos along the way. His main destinations were National Parks, such as Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon, Yosemite and Acadia along with other points of interest.

 

Cue Superman theme song

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Here I go again on my own. Goin down another road I've never known!!

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On his travels, Brian saw some incredible things and captured them all on film for us to enjoy. On Highway 46 between Paso Robles and Bakersfield, California, he snapped a shot of some ordinary oil derricks. His wise use of black and white gives the photo an old fashioned quality.

 

On the road again

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On his way out of Monument Valley at the Utah/Arizona border, Brian happened upon some wild mustangs. He couldn’t resist taking a photo for his Instagram followers.

 

 

Brian also captured a series of photos from his visit to White Sands National Monument in New Mexico. The sand almost appears to be in motion in this photograph.

 

Another from my series in White Sands New Mexico. One of my favorite places #travel

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Brian’s life on the road presents the chance to meet some extraordinary wildlife. He has bottle-fed a baby kangaroo,

 

Dad training with baby Kangaroo. Like a boss

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Hung out with a camel,

 

Guess what day it is?!!! Sunday!

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Partied with a bald eagle,

 

 

And fostered a baby fox.

 

I guess we're all just wild animals at heart -the fantastic mr fox

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He may not be married or have any kids, but Brian has plenty of sidekicks to keep him company as he travels from coast to coast in Wanderlust. His little minions help him with logistical research,

 

 

His Storm Troopers lighten the mood,

 

Experimenting with a new series. "The Lost StormTroopers" thoughts? #starwars

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And his bulldog, Patton, keeps his spirits high.

 

Summertime and the livin's easy!

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Brian’s dreams don’t end with traveling the country; he envisions creating a photography series that incorporates the metallic silver suit from the NASA Mercury missions. He tried his hand at crowdfunding on Kickstarter.com, but the project failed to reach the required funds. He’s still working on making his dream a reality.

 

They can't see what you see. Don't give up on your dreams

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Though his travels have taken him far and wide – from the African wilderness to the Arctic Circle – this Texan stays humble. You can’t help but wish Brian the same sentiment he repeats fondly: “Dream Big, Be Well and Go Far.”

 

 

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