My name is Trent Hunter.
I’m a pastoral assistant at Desert Springs Church, Albuquerque, NM. I like people. I like to take pictures. I like to take pictures of people. And this has been true for about as far back as I can remember.
I had a best friend move away in the fifth grade. I shot a whole album of photos of us doing everything we enjoyed doing together. I wanted to remember my friend. I have a photo album per semester from my freshman year to my senior year of high school. I’m not sure that those pictures were great by any artistic standard, but they were pictures of the people I loved. And for that reason, they were all great pictures.
I kept taking pictures of people through college, and then I started handing the camera to them. I wanted other people to take pictures of me with a pretty girl I’d met, Kristi.
I wouldn’t mind so much if most of the pictures I’ve taken were burned. But there are some photos that I would miss dearly: the photos that capture the eyes and smiles of the people I want to remember during the years I want to remember.
Photos are not more important than people, but they can help us cherish people.
There’s a photo of me with Kristi on my desk, now my wife of eight years. I don’t remember who I gave the camera to, but I’m glad they were there to take the shot. I’d be delighted to do the same for you.
Browse around, send me an email, and let’s go take some pictures.
And, of course, I’ll bring my own camera.
(Canon 5D, Canon 20mm f/2.8, Canon 35mm f/1.4, Canon 50mm f/1.8, Canon Speedlite 580EX II Flash)