Robin Kent is a fine arts photographer best known for his dramatic images of Washington, DC. He also has photographed more remote locations such as the backcountry areas of Yosemite National Park, the frozen landscapes of the Antarctic Peninsula, and the northern latitudes in Iceland, Greenland, and the Canadian Arctic Archipelago.
Robin’s photographs are in the collections of major corporations, local business organizations, and individual collectors. His training has included landscape photography from the late Galen Rowell, founder of Mountain Light Photography and
advanced printing techniques from Mac Holbert, a co-founder of Nash Editions. He is former President and a current member of Great Falls Studios, a consortium of 60 plus artists in Great Falls, Virginia.
My approach to photography is to seek out special moments and bring back what I experienced in the form of a photographic print. Sometimes the image represents long planning to be in the right place at the right time. Often, the right time occurs around dawn or dusk, a time that some photographers call the “magic hour,” when the sun is close to edge of the horizon and the warm light of the sun mingles with the cool darkness of the night. And the best part is that no magic hour is like another.
Being in the right place depends on the imagination of the photographer as well as some dedicated preparatory work. Anticipating a combination of light, place, and natural events can produce memorable images, such as knowing the exact time a lunar eclipse will cross the tip of the Washington Monument or being aware of the few days in April that an ordinary tract of woods in Virginia will be transformed into a blue and white carpet of wildflowers.