Alan Crouch showing art at Loaded Joe’s in June |

Alan Crouch showing art at Loaded Joe’s in June

Caramie Schnell
Vail, CO, Colorado
AE Alan Crouch KA 5-24-07

Alan Crouch spends his days taking photos ” mostly product shots for company’s like Spyder Active Sports in Boulder. When he’s not shooting the latest and greatest in outdoor jackets and clothing, he’s oftentimes still holding a camera. His subject is different though.

“I shoot landscapes to get out and blow off some steam,” Crouch said.

This month Crouch will display his landscape photos, taken throughout the western part of the United States, at Loaded Joe’s in Avon.

We caught up with him in advance of the show to ask a few questions.

CS: What does art mean to you?

AC: A chance to see someone’s point of view on a subject.

CS: When did you know you wanted to become an artist?

AC: I wanted to be an artist when I was in junior high but I couldn’t draw. Then one summer my dad let me take his old 35mm camera out into the backyard to finish off the last few frames of the roll. While shooting the last few frames that’s when I discovered I could be an artist and create without drawing.

VD: What inspires you to create?

AC: The way the light falls on a subject.

VD: Why did you choose the medium that you work with, or did it choose you?

AC: After years of shooting film and making silver based prints I made the move to a digital workflow so I could bring together the two different types of tools ” the camera and the Computer ” that I enjoy working with.

VD: Describe your style?

AC: I really don’t know if I have a style.

VD: Where do you sell your art?

AC: I usually just try to display them in coffee shops and small restaurants around the valley.

Know of an artist we should profile in the Vail Daily? Contact Caramie Schnell at 748-2984 or

Support Local Journalism