Brent was born in Cody, WY and spent the first 14 years of his childhood living in the small town of Basin, WY. After that his family moved to Artesia, NM, where he spent the next four years before going to the University of Oklahoma to study meteorology. He spent the subsequent 14 years in the Oklahoma City metro area. In late 2021 he made the move to northwest Arkansas (NWA) and now calls Springdale, AR home.
Brent found his passion for photography after receiving a DSLR as a Christmas gift in 2007, after his first semester of college. Although a bit overwhelming at first, he slowly learned how to use it and adjust the settings to get the images he wanted. His early photography was varied but now focuses on mountain wilderness and fire hydrants. He made fine art prints of his photography for a short period from mid-2019 to early 2021 and in early 2023 he started making prints again.
Brent is an experienced backpacker with many multi-day trips in the Rockies, 164 miles of the Ozark Highlands Trail, and 1,500 miles of the Continental Divide Trail under his belt. The hiking opportunities around NWA were one of the big draws that brought him to NWA in late 2021.
In his free time, in addition to hiking and photography, Brent enjoys running, cooking/baking, reading, listening to podcasts, and volunteering at the Best Friends Pet Resource Center.
More than just an image on a screen or paper, my photographs provide an avenue to share my story and passions with the world and to use a talent of mine to make a difference. I love spending time in the mountains soaking in nature and admiring their beauty, and my photographs allow me to memorialize these special moments and places and share them with others. An interest in firefighting didn’t lead to a career as a fire fighter, but to photographing fire hydrants, in which I can present an often-overlooked everyday object in a unique way, and which provides motivation to explore new places. Doing good and giving back is important to me and I use my art to give something back to causes and places tied to my photography. 
I personally make all my prints in my home “studio” on archival paper using an Epson SureColor P900 printer and then mat each print with archival materials. Frames are done by a local frame shop. Each of my prints is made to be a high-quality piece of art you are proud to own and display.  
Photography Training
     Nikon School, lots of books, and lots of trial and error
Printing Training
     Lab Technician at Bedford Camera & Video for 1.5 years
     Basics of Digital Printmaking – Cotton Miller – Santa Fe Workshops
Camera Bodies Used
Nikon D40 (Dec. 2007 to Dec. 2012)
     Nikon D7000 (Dec. 2012 to Dec. 2019)
     Nikon D750 (Dec. 2019 to current)
     Sony a6400 (Mar. 2021 to current; used on some backpacking trips)
Current Lenses
          AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm 4G ED
          AF-S Nikkor 35mm 1.8G ED
          AF-S Nikkor 50mm 1.8G
          AF-S Nikkor 85mm 1.8G
          E PZ 16–50 mm F3.5–5.6 OSS
     An Affair of the Heart – Tulsa, OK – July 2019
     Joplin Arts Fest – Joplin, MO – Sep. 2019
     Summit Art Fest – Lee's Summit, MO – Oct. 2019
     Art in the Park – Friendswood, TX – Nov. 2019

     Gallery One at The Paseo Oklahoma City, OK Jan. 2020
     An Affair of the Heart – Oklahoma City, OK – Feb. 2020
     Austin Music & Arts Fest – Round Rock, TX – Mar. 2020
     Gallery One at The Paseo Oklahoma City, OK July 2020
     Night Market @ Scissortail Park  Oklahoma City, OK Oct. 2020
     Gallery One at The Paseo Oklahoma City, OK  Feb. 2021
     Brick Lane Books – Rogers, AR Mar. 2023​​​​​​​
     Local Color Studio Gallery  Fayetteville, AR  Apr/May 2023
Backpacking Trips
     Wyoming – Cloud Peak Wilderness – July 2014
     Wyoming – Grand Teton National Park – August 2015
     Wyoming – Bridger Wilderness – August 2016
     Wyoming – Cloud Peak Wilderness – July 2017
     Wyoming – Cloud Peak Wilderness – July 2018
     Utah – High Uintas Wilderness – September 2018 (solo)
     Montana – Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness – July 2019
     Idaho – Sawtooth Wilderness – August 2019 (solo)
     Arkansas – Ouachita Mountains – May 2020 (solo)
     Colorado – Weminuche Wilderness – July 2020
     Colorado – South San Juan Wilderness – August 2020 (solo)
     Arkansas – Ozark Highlands Trail (Woolum to Ozone) – March 2021 (solo)
     Arkansas – Ozark Highlands Trail (Ozone to Lake Ft. Smith) – April 2021 (solo)
     MT/ID/WY/CO Continental Divide Trail (Canada to Winter Park, CO) June to Sept 2021
     Wyoming – Bridger Wilderness July 2022
     Colorado Weminuche Wilderness September 2022 (solo)
     California  Trans-Catalina Trail  April 2023
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