Dean Lent has been a photographer for about 10 years now and has had his snapshots displayed in the Mountain Arts Network for about years.
Lent said everything started 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 with 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 in Paris, Texas. After that, they collectively got $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 film and directing tune motion pictures before his friend was given investment to make the indie film Gas Food Lodging. 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 was given an app referred to as Picasa and commenced experimenting with making his photographs appear 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 was 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 the 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 was determined to retire to Lake Arrowhead. Once here, he said he was 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 started his unique fashion of photography wasn’t as popular up here, although 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 position a few forms 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 favorite parts of photography. The first is getting the photograph he pix in his thoughts.
“You’ll go to a place, move the digital camera around, and take some snapshots,” Lent stated. You’re getting close, and then you get it, and your complete frame goes ‘yummy.’”
The different first-rate 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 recognize that [another photo] become the quality picture.”
For Lent, developing an image isn’t just about snapping it on the digital camera, even though. He’s used traditional movies 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 also,” 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.”