Dean Lent has been a photographer for about 10 years now and has had his snap shots displayed in the Mountain Arts Network for about years.
Lent said everything started out whilst he changed into nine-years-vintage and saw 2001: A Space Odyssey for the primary time.
“I always liked films as a child,” Lent stated. “When I saw 2001, I turned into like ‘holy shit.’ I became a child. I didn’t certainly apprehend it… however the visuals made me loopy and I have become obsessed on Stanley Kubrick.”
Lent went to the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. While there, he and a chum were given positions as manufacturing assistants on Paris, Texas. After that, they got collectively $5,000 to make their personal impartial movie, Border Radio.
“It became this semi-cult film,” Lent stated approximately Border Radio.
That film led Lent to filming and directing tune motion pictures before his friend were given investment to make the indie film Gas Food Lodging. From there, Lent moved to TV, operating on suggests such as The Tyra Banks Show and The Steve Harvey Show.
While operating on The Lyra Banks show, Lent commenced taking pics with his flip smartphone. He stated they were genuinely rough and edgy and regarded terrible. He were given an app referred to as Picasa and commenced experimenting with that to make his photographs appearance higher.
“I began taking photos of different things besides my rental,” Lent stated. “I began doing avenue photography in New York City with my cellular cellphone. Eventually, I got a showing at this little gallery. No one confirmed up, because it changed into Christmas time, however matters continually begin slow.”
Later, he were given into another gallery in Manhatten but then moved to Chicago to work on The Steve Harvey Show.
Lent said that almost all of his images from New York and Chicago “changed into street [photography] and kind of minimalist and absolutely raw, edgy, and atypical. Sometimes summary.” Eventually, he started experimenting with textures and oversaturated hues too.
After 25 years as a cinematographer, Lent came into an inheritance and determined to retire to Lake Arrowhead. Once here, he said he were given into the Mountain Arts Gallery very quickly.
“I went to get a few waffles and went next door,” Lent stated about his first stumble upon with the neighborhood gallery.
Lent said he was asking about the gallery, showed them a few photographs from his telephone and got into the gallery right away.
“It passed off in reality, really rapid,” Lent stated.
Lent stated his unique fashion of photography wasn’t as popular up here although, so he made some modifications.
“I shifted to travel, weird, roadside attractions. Less edgy, more pastoral,” Lent stated approximately his more recent fashion. “I usually try to positioned a few form of twist into it due to the fact every person can take a picture of the Grand Canyon. I usually try to reframe it to give it my signature and make it interesting to me.”
Lent said he has favourite parts of photography. The first is getting the photograph he pix in his thoughts.
“You’ll go to a place, move the digital camera round, and take some snap shots,” Lent stated. You’re getting close and then you get it and your complete frame goes ‘yummy.’”
The different first-rate a part of images for Lent is while he takes a chain of images and thinks he is aware of which one is the great of the bunch, however “you’ll get again domestic and recognise that [another photo] become the quality picture.”
For Lent, developing a image isn’t just about snapping it on the digital camera even though. He’s used traditional movie in the past but embraces virtual images and the equipment it brings to the desk.
“I turned into always pissed off with film because I had this factor in my head…. [The prints] had been cool, but I usually desired to head in addition,” Lent stated. “When virtual came out, what I should do after taking the image changed into two times as a great deal as taking the picture.”