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Kent G. Becker

Acadia National Park at Sunrise

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Welcome to my website. I rediscovered my interest in photography in the mid-2000s and the photos on this site are the result. The themes represented here reflect my interests in ballet, churches, nature, New York City, coastal Maine, and history.

The ballet photos are curtain call bows of American Ballet Theatre (ABT) dancers from 2008 to the current season. ABT is my favorite ballet company having attended my first ABT performance in 1987. I marvel at the talent of the dancers, who easily can do things that I struggled with as a dancer over 30 years ago.

I am captivated by the beauty, history, and architecture of churches. The site features photos from numerous churches in New York City and France. I generally save my research of the church’s architecture and history for my post-production process. The summaries provided are from excellent sources on the web such as nyc-architecture.com, nycago.com, sacred-destinations.com, medart.pitt.edu, Wikipedia, church websites, and others.

I attempt to capture the beauty of Mother Nature in my landscape photos in New York City, where I live with my wife and daughter, and coastal Maine, where we vacation every year. Other photos attempt to capture the hustle and bustle of the city, and historical sites such as Grant’s Tomb and Andrew Jackson’s gravesite.

Thanks to my family for putting up with such a time consuming endeavor; particularly my wife as she endures my early morning wake-up calls to capture the sunrise and my daughter and apprentice for providing able assistance on many of my photo shoots. Please contact me from the link on the home page or on Twitter if you have any comments or questions. Also check out my blog balletfocus.com using the link in the above right corner.

Photos in this website are covered by a Creative Commons Copyright, which means that you may share the photos (copy, distribute, and transmit the work) under the conditions that you (1) attribute the work to me, Kent G. Becker, (2) may not use the photo for commercial purposes without my permission, and (3) may not copy alter, transform, or build upon the work.

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