Opening reception will be held on Sun., Sept. 25 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Gallery
Kent Fogleman, a 30 year resident of Redlands, has a current collection of over 40,000 photos which he has taken in various places throughout the world. He was flattered and honored to be asked to be a featured artist at Redlands Art Association from Sept. 17 to Oct. 8 .
Kent's passion for photography was ignited when he was a boy and his stepfather built his own darkroom to develop his photos. During this time, he bought his first camera, a Brownie Hawkeye.
Thereafter he honed his talent when he joined the U.S. Navy at 17 years old and purchased an Argus C-3 camera to photograph his travels while in the Phillipines, Japan, Hawaii, The Midway Islands, and the Formosa Strait while aboard a U.S. naval destroyer.
For the next 10 years, his camera of choice was the Minolta SRT-101, which followed him during his duties while on the Riverside Police Dept. as a motorcycle officer and investigator.
He earned a B.A. Degree and a Law Degree while at State Farm Insurance, and purchased a Canon film camera. This was a time of international travel, and he captured thousands of interesting images from catching piranha in the Amazon River, flying over the Nazca lines in Peru to holding a baby panda in China.
He is now retired, and has been able to enjoy taking photography classes, including a one-week course offered by National Geographic in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He has also found time to be on the Grand Jury for the 6th year and has volunteered for the Redlands Community Hospital, the Lincoln Shrine, the Redlands Police Dept. Privacy Council, as well as the Redlands Art Association. He is currently a member of the Redlands Camera Club, which has introduced him to some incredibly-talented photographers.
All of his photos on display were taken with his Canon T4i or EOS 7D, Mark II. His lens of choice is a Tamron 16 x 300 mm telephoto lens and Canon Zoom lens.
Last, but not least, he is very pleased that several local artists have chosen to paint his photographs, and The Friends of Prospect Park have published some of his photos in the recent Redlands City and Recreation Directory. He continues to enjoy his early-morning treks around Redlands capturing the beautiful sites, the coyotes, bobcats, and foxes, and especially the fascinating people.
The Redlands Art Association Gallery is open 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mon. through Sat. and until 8 p.m. Thursdays during Redlands Downtown Market Night.