Brady Kesner, of Highland, Illinois, is a self-taught photographer specializing in Nature and Rural Photography. His Nature photographs reflect a belief in the power of Nature to sooth and heal our souls while his rural imagery celebrates the joy of living a simple life.
“Call me an artist if you must,” says Kesner, “but my photographs are not about me. Sure, they are my interpretation of the subject at hand, but I think their value lies in how they make the viewer feel.”
“It’s my desire to encourage people to love and respect Nature and our planet through my images. I believe comfort, healing and nourishment can be found in Nature if we would only take the time to experience it as we should. Beauty, color, joy… Nature provides it all. If you can’t get outside, maybe one of my photographs can bridge the connection for you,” he says.
“Likewise, we live crazy lives with pressures, schedules, and stresses that we create ourselves. We no longer understand the value of a simple, slower pace of life. But those folks who lived years ago did. Everything about their way of life should not be forgotten and should be considered as solutions to some of our problems today. That’s why I celebrate rural images in my photography.”
Kesner’s photographs are infused on metal for optimum brilliance and clarity and are for sale at art fairs near his home and through this website. They are also on permanent display in a number of hospitals, medical facilities, company collections and too many homes to count.
Kesner’s portfolio, photo journal and lots of other cool stuff can be found at www.bradykesner.com.