Kevin Bruce Parent is a self taught photographer from New Hampshire who has been shooting since 1990 just before moving to Charleston. He began with color landscapes, switching to large-format black and white photography in 1999. He taught himself the basics and built his own darkroom. He worked with pinhole and zoneplate imaging from early 2000 to 2009 as health issues forced him to shutdown his darkroom. A brief detour into digital imaging proved boring and sterile. He is commited to shoot film "until it disappears." He finds printing digitally a "healthy compromise," and prefers intimate prints in small editions.
While his early work in the South dealt mainly with the disappearing landscape and contemporary influences on sculpture, he has evolved to a more internal "vision," dealing with loss, longing and loneliness. Recently, he has been influence by the Japanese aesthetic known in the West as "wabi-sabi," the philosophy of things imperfect and impermanent.
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