Michael Brands is owner and lead photographer in Aspen, Colorado. “There is a sense of satisfaction when we help our clients and homeowners make the sale. I know we’re a small part of the team, but we are an integral part of the team, and I enjoy that. When a broker says ‘the photos sold the house’ (this does happen, by the way!), it’s a tremendous compliment.” An Aspen resident since 1994, he enjoys all the things the Aspen area has to offer, both in terms of natural environment and small town community. Michael is also a 14-year member of the Aspen Volunteer Fire Department. He and his wife Naomi have two daughters, Josie and Alex.
Brandon Huttenlocher grew up surrounded by corn fields in northwestern Illinois. His passion for photography brought him to the west coast to attend the prestigious Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, CA. After graduation Brandon traveled around the world, chasing snow and working within the snowboard industry, before making his way to the Roaring Fork Valley. His work has been featured on the covers of national and international publications. When Brandon isn't shooting he's out on an adventure. You never really know where you'll find him. From snowboarding, split-boarding, hiking, fishing, and exploring the backcountry mountain roads, he loves being outside, and of course, always has a camera within arms length.
Born in Canada and raised in Ohio, Petr Wiese is a graduate of the College of Wooster in Ohio and currently lives in Carbondale. Petr received a BA in studio art focused in photography and he is passionate about the arts, architecture and design. Besides photography, Petr is a classically trained pianist and has been playing and performing for 15 years. In his off time, Petr enjoys all that the Colorado outdoors has to offer, especially snowboarding. Petr can also be found volunteering at the Carbondale Clay Center or getting involved in the community.