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photographic artist

Photographic artist Kent Burkhardsmeier in the field
Welcome to KJB Images!

I'm Kent J Burkhardsmeier—a photographic artist based out of Florida, USA. KJB Images represents my photographic art works.
My outdoor pieces feature nature's beauty and the emotions it invokes within me.

My work is available for purchase.

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Photograph by Claudia Johnstone

my vision

I’m inspired by outdoor nature where I find peace and comfort. The openness and serenity discovered within nature move me. The outdoors stirs up emotions that motivate my images and poems.

My images embrace time and place with room to meander, quiet to relax the mind, and space to ponder. They are an invitation to enter the realm within, to soothe the soul, and to experience solace.

I create surreal, transitional art—realism infused with a touch of abstraction or ambiguity.  My artwork exhibits a painterly style suggestive of landscape watercolor paintings; layered, relaxed palette, subtle details, and enriched through textured fine art medium.

Poetry flows from conversations in the presence of nature, her elements, and shared wisdom. Listening with an open and calm heart allows whispers from generations to be passed along.

Landscape Photographer Kent J Burkhardsmeier of KJB Images

Photograph by Claudia Johnstone

inspired peace,

serenity within nature

embrace, meander, relax, ponder

enter the realm

to soothe and experience solace

create art, touch ambiguity

painterly, layered, subtle, textured art

poetry flows in presence

her wisdom with open heart,

whispers passed

my background

A modest and humble upbringing, surrounded by the vast and open landscape — I grew up in North Dakota, USA with beauty emanating from commonplace. Here, I developed an appreciation for the simpler aspects of life, explored the outdoors, started photographing, and uncovered a passion for travel. College and a successful business career provided opportunities to live in distant lands (Colorado, Florida, Texas, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Italy, and the UK) — always appreciating and exploring.

Travel offers me an opportunity to create new images to amplify my artistic voice. Each image reveals a paused reverence; in harmony with the essence of my childhood and the mindfulness of the place.

why nature first

I’m a proud member of Nature First: The Alliance for Responsible Nature Photography and I’m dedicated to following the Nature First Principles:

  1. Prioritize the well-being of nature over photography.

  2. Educate yourself about the places you photograph.

  3. Reflect on the possible impact of your actions.

  4. Use discretion if sharing locations.

  5. Know and follow rules and regulations.

  6. Always follow Leave No Trace principles and strive to leave places better than you found them.

  7. Actively promote and educate others about these principles

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Photographs by Claudia Johnstone

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