Worthington artist Donna Lent exhibits her fine art photographs at Highline Coffee Art Space in Worthington, April 2-May 4, 2020. An artist reception is scheduled for Saturday, April 11, 3-5pm.
“My love of photography began as a kid in Brooklyn, New York," Lent reveals. "Back then, I used a Kodak Brownie camera to take snapshots of friends playing in the neighborhood and relatives at family gatherings, as well as scenic shots on vacations to upstate New York or on Long Island.”
Outside of a couple of photography classes that she attended years later at City University of New York and the School of Visual Arts, Lent remains self-taught. Briefly working as a radio news anchor and then a music host and engineer, she’s currently employed full time in the financial services industry, balancing a corporate career with her love of photography, writing, singing, and travel.
“After many years of shooting and developing film and making prints, I finally made the transition to digital photography a few years ago,” Lent explains. “Digital technology makes correcting and enhancing images easier and there are immeasurable possibilities to create special effects. However, I mostly prefer to let the images speak for themselves in an unadulterated form. When necessary, the only alterations I usually make are for brightness, darkness, and contrast.”
When it comes to subject matter, Lent says she “loves the simplicity of realism and capturing abstract images within the main focal point. This is particularly evident in my photographs of reflections. While the subjects might appear superimposed, they are not; it is all about perspective and taking a moment to see and appreciate things as they are. To me, that’s what photography is all about.”
“We’re thrilled to have Donna’s photographs in the Art Space again,” says Christie Bruffy, owner and manager of Highline Coffee Co. “Since our opening more than four years ago, Donna has been and remains one of our most ardent supporters, both as a customer and as an artist. With our larger space, we’re even more committed to showcasing the diverse work of our talented area artists.”