Golden Roots

Golden Roots

Bob Kent
  • Artist Bio

    Hi, my name is Bob and I am a photography addict.  I just cannot keep a camera out of my hands.


    My first commercial photography gig was in high school.  I was lucky enough to be able to score a DLSR camera and some nice glass because of the huge discount my brother-in-law got from at the Air Force Exchange.  I got lucky again when I took a photography class at a local public park and the teacher taught us Ansel Adam’s Zone Method. 


    I now was a teenager armed with a camera who knew how to use it.  It turned out that I also had an eye for composition.  Soon I was the school’s newspaper and yearbook photographer.  I doubled down on my photographic equipment investment and bought an enlarger.  Soon I was making money selling action photos to the athletes and their parents.


    At the same time, I was discovering the Eastern Sierra.  A dad of one of my neighborhood friends was a fishing fanatic and would go to June Lake every summer for two weeks.  They were gracious enough to invite me along and I have had a decades-long love relationship with the Eastern Sierra ever since.  Today, I have a place in Mammoth that acts as my staging area for taking awesome landscape images up and down the Sierra and Owens Valley.


    I have been published in the Wall Street Journal and in Mammoth local magazines. I have won multiple juried competitions at various art shows. My work is displayed in the Mono Arts Counsel Gallery in Mammoth Lakes, CA and they tell me I am one of the best-selling contributors in the gallery.


    I am a board member of the Chatsworth Fine Arts Council and a member of the Mono Arts Council.


    William Authur Ward best states my belief in being active in the causes you believe in when he said “Do more than belong: participate. Do more than care: help. Do more than believe: practice. Do more than be fair: be kind. Do more than forgive: forget. Do more than dream: work. I support organizations that work to protect the land I love including the Friends of Inyo, Eastern Sierra Land Trust, and the Tejon Ranch Conservancy. 


    Why do I do what I do? Our world is fast-paced, full of stress and tension.  My job as a Director in high-tech sales is full of short deadlines and tense cha