Kenton Brede

Photo by Melissa Cast-Brede

My name is Kenton Brede.  I grew up in north central Nebraska, 21 miles south and 6 east of Ainsworth, Nebraska in the heart of the Sandhills.  My early life was spent working on our cattle ranch.  I gained an appreciation for the colors, shapes and textures of nature while herding cattle and working in the hayfield.  I would spend my evenings pouring over books trying to learn the names of the plants and critters I had seen during the day.

After completing a B.A. in psychology at the University of Nebraska Lincoln, I volunteered for the Peace Corps.  Serving in Tunisia, North Africa, I worked toward helping increase milk production in the country.   The Peace Corps helped to introduce me to new colors, shapes and textures.  After returning to the U.S., I pursued a career in prairie restoration management.  Currently I’m living in Omaha, Nebraska with my wife Melissa, working as a Linux System Administrator.

Photography is a huge part of my life.  I can’t explain it, but there’s nothing quite like being absorbed in the act of making a photograph.  For me, photography is about slowing down, really looking at what’s around you, wherever you are, and recording the interesting and beautiful vignettes of life in front of us.  Vignettes are as likely to be found within a dark, dank back alley as in a grand breathtaking vista.

When photographers show you a photo they like, inside, part of them is saying, “Look at what I found!”  The other part is saying, “Look at what I created!”  We get excited and enjoy it when others do as well.  So if you do see something here you like at this site, please email me about it.

Thanks for stopping by!

Kenton Brede