Austin, Texas-based photographer Heath Braun is getting ready to release the third installment of his book series "The Great White Bison," and we have all of the info you need to get your hands on it first. Volume Three features photos from 2016-2019, and is available in the classic 6" by 9" softcover and for a limited time in a deluxe 8" x 10" hardcover edition. Volume Three has been completely redesigned with 94 pages of brand new photography. Pre-orders will run on his website until Friday, July 19th. I had the opportunity to speak with Heath, and here is the result of our conversation. Enjoy!
How did The Great White Bison series come about? I moved to Texas after finishing my photography degree and at the time, I was riding and shooting a ton of photos of events, bikes, and builders and their shops, and I wanted to share them with people in a way that they could enjoy them for more than just through the endless Instagram scroll. In 2014, I designed and published Volume One as a collection of photographs of people who live to build and ride motorcycles, as well as documenting my two-wheeled adventures and the people that I met along the way. Initially, I thought that it would be a cool thing for my friends and me to enjoy, but interest in the first one was a lot greater than I had anticipated and I ended up sending copies all over the world.
What has been your goal with The Great White Bison series? My goal has always been to share my photography with other people in a tangible way. I love photography, and I've always collected photography books. I think you miss part of the story when you scroll through a website or look at photos on a tiny screen. It has evolved into a vehicle to push myself and my photography, as well as how I build my bikes and even how I work during my day job as a graphic designer and video editor. I've never really been interested in making The Great White Bison into my job but rather as a way to express and challenge myself creatively.