I consider myself a “mid-road conservationist”, seeking to preserve and conserve with my camera, portraying often-fading life scenes & the natural beauty of my surroundings. I work in 35 mm & medium format, creating images using only natural light. I have captured the dusty excitement of local rodeos, life of Basque sheepherders, nature’s unexpected beauty in the lines, patterns & shadows of this rugged land, & the flowers that offset the harshness. I try to record the often fleeting essence of Nature’s drama that exists in those brief moments of “perfect light” & present the beauty of western life around us, helping all of us to see its truth before it is gone. I also do my own custom matting & hand-craft my frames for a one-of-a-kind presentation that makes the framing part of the art. My finished & framed pieces are printed & matted with archival materials & U.V. protected glass.
-- Jerry Kencke, Photographer