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Whispers From Nature — original poetry and nature photography inspired by nature.
Photographic artist, Kent Burkhardsmeier, combines the beauty of nature with the poetic whispers of nature in two surreal coffee table books. Walk within nature through the poetic words penned by the author while letting your soul escape into the visual well-being offered in each image. 


STILLNESS intertwines outdoor landscape images and original poems by photographic artist / author Kent Burkhardsmeier.  Several weeks into the 2020 pandemic, Burkhardsmeier discovered comfort while meditating on his previously photographed nature images. The more time he spent with the prints, the more they whispered tranquility to his soul.

The poems reveal the author’s journey seeking peace in nature—through nature's universal voice of presence, centering, and hope. The images offer space for the heart and mind to wander—carefree.

11" x 11" Hardcover with Dust Jacket, 96 pages

Available in an Artist's Edition and a Limited Edition of 100.

Each Limited-Edition book is numbered and signed.

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AWARENESS continues the poetic photobook journey of award-winning, landscape photographer Kent J Burkhardsmeier.


AWARENESS is the second book in the author's Whispers From Nature collection. Meditation with nature images offered the photographic artist comfort while confined indoors during the 2020 pandemic. Unwilling to travel during lockdown, Kent discovered poetry flowing forth as a new creative outlet while in the presence of his images of nature—this thoughtful interflow of words and images soothes the reader.


STILLNESS, “speaks about centering while present with nature.” Whereas AWARENESS ponders nature's messages, insights, and her shared wisdom.” Within each combined poetry-photography spread, the author shares “uncovered inner pearls” with the reader. Kent dedicates three poems to those impacted by the 2020 pandemic.

11" x 11" Hardcover with Dust Jacket, 96 pages

Available in an Artist's Edition and a Limited Edition of 100.

Each Limited Edition book is numbered and signed.

Soft subtle fog filters over resting boats in harbor. Image from Stillness book

“it captures the power of nature to quiet the mind”

foreword by Melinda French Gates,
author of The Moment of Lift

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The dawn on a new beginning shined during the spring of 2015 when Kent and Susan Burkhardsmeier formed a new entity, Orialivi LLC. The founders sought a harmonious life filled with peace and individual creativity—devoid of chaotic, corporate noise. Orialivi is a concatenation of creative names meaning peaceful dawn.

Orialivi Publishing is an independent publisher servicing photographic artist and poetic writer Kent J Burkhardsmeier. Created in 2020 as an imprint of Orialivi LLC.  All rights reserved. © 2023 Kent J Burkhardsmeier

Peaceful Dawn, a photographic image of the sun rises above the Caribbean Sea off the coast of Belize.
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