Ken Driese is a freelance photographer based in Laramie, Wyoming. His work is regularly published in the Casper Star Tribune, and he has published in magazines (Backpacker, COLOR, B&W, Climbing, Rock and Ice, Wyoming Wildlife, Faces, and Transitions Abroad), books, calendars, and on the web. Ken has won many awards, including the Best Mountain Adventure photograph in the 2004 Banff Montain Photography Competition.
Ken's favorite work is culturally relevant travel photography. He lived in China for a year and has traveled extensively in other parts of the world, including Asia, Europe, Africa, and North, Central, and South America. He is currently focusing on education in Africa, and is on the Board of One School at a Time, a non-profit that builds school partnerships in rural Uganda. Closer to home, Ken is active in Wyoming's environmental and outdoor communities, and he enjoys photographing Wyoming's basin landscapes which, though less known than the Tetons and Yellowstone, are equally spectacular in their own ways.
"I love photograpy, travel, and outdoor adventure, and am driven by curiosity about new places. Photography helps me focus my curiosity, and I hope my photographs help raise awareness of people, issues, and places that are important to me."
Ken lives in Laramie with his wife, Ellen, his daughter, Bei, and their two cats, Pysmon and Henry.