Gentry Bradley was born in Louisville, Kentucky and at the age of 13 he and his family moved to Los Angeles, California. About 10 years ago, he and his wife landed in Mesquite. He said that they were traveling through the gorge from St. George to Mesquite and his wife exclaimed that if Mesquite was even close to being this beautiful that was where they were going to live.
When Bradley was around 22 years old he got his first Polaroid camera. He said, “it was like capturing the expression of a feeling” that he wanted others to see. Even though he couldn’t put the ‘feeling’ into words, he could with the pictures he took.
Little did he realize at the time just where his love of photography would take him.
Fast forward to the present and Bradley has been all over the world taking pictures from Australia, New Zealand, Tasmania, Kangaroo Island, to everywhere in the United States and its national parks. His favorite park is close to home – Arches National Park in Utah. While he does not photograph people (no weddings, please) just about everything else is fair game. He especially loves photographing sunsets.
Through the years, learning all he could about photography, he is entirely self-taught.
Bradley said that, “photography is like the rush you get when you catch your first fish. You take many pictures but then you get the one that really takes your breath away. Nothing compares to being at the right place at the right time to get that one shot.”
He also says “there is nothing more exciting than capturing and showing all the beauty of God’s creations.” He truly feels that it was and is his destiny to do this photography work; taking pictures of our beautiful world and all its inhabitants.