Today we’d like to introduce you to Kim Nordby.
Kim, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I began my photo journey later in life. From the first time I picked up a camera, I knew it would be an integral part of my identity.
I am passionate about various styles of photography, including landscape, night, macro, and wildlife photography. At any time, you can find me in the backcountry photographing diverse wildlife. Or, I might be shooting a spectacular landscape scene. Sometimes I’m waking up at ridiculous hours of the morning and stumbling around in the dark to create a photo of the night sky, milky way, or Aurora Borealis. You can also find me photographing beautiful flowers in their natural setting or from my home studio.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
There have been, and continue to be, many challenges along this journey. One of the biggest challenges to overcome has been my own insecurities. As a creator, I feel I am constantly questioning the work that I create. “What if people don’t like my work? What if it’s not “good” enough?”
These types of questions, and others like that, are always in the back of my consciousness. It has taken me a while, but I have finally realized that the images I create are an expression of what I see, how I feel, and the story I want to tell. The important thing is that I am happy with them and that they are an expression of the story I want to express. If other people enjoy them and they resonate with them, well, that’s a bonus!
The exciting thing is I feel my images resonate more with others now that I have adopted this philosophy. Kinda cool how that works, aye?
We’d love to hear more about your work.
Early on, I was encouraged by mentors to focus on a particular type of photography. They advised me to specialize in one specific genre. I am passionate about many types of photography. As a result, I didn’t specialize in any style but continued to photograph the things I like.
Today I feel that gives me a unique advantage. I photograph things I like, which means I am creating Macro, Night, Landscape, and Wildlife photography. Each genre requires a slightly different skillset and perspective to create captivating images. I can utilize the specific techniques of the various genres to create an overall better image, regardless of the particular style I am shooting.
My images are recognized in various locations and publications. They appear in the Black Hills Visitor Center, published in the American Quarter Horse Association Performance Horse Journal, and featured as part of a gallery show at the Nicollet Tower and Visitor Center. This spring, I was honored to present some of my work, and be a speaker at the Denver Audobon Society’s Share the View gala in Denver.
So, what’s next? Any big plans?
I feel that I am still very early in my photography journey, and there is so much more to explore! I will continue to make photos and tell stories with them. From there, I feel the opportunities are limitless!
- 20″ x 24″ Acrylic – $320
- 24″ x 36″ Traditional Canvas – $352
- 24″ x 36″ Metal – $419
- Contact Me for Custom Orders
- Website: https://www.kimnordbyphotography.com/
- Phone: (719) 460-6541
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kimnordby/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kimnordbyphotography
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Photo of Kim Nordby – Credit to Bill Dahl of https://www.great-story.net