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About Chris

So who is Christopher Gent?  Well, first I go by Chris. When I bought my domain name I attempted to get chrisgent.com, but it was already taken.  Luckily, the Chris Gent that owns chrisgent.com is a gifted artist.  So who am I?  I typically describe myself as a Husband, Dad, technology junkie, photographer, and Christ Follower.  I am also an avid photographer; it’s in my blood.  Some of my earliest memories are following my dad, uncle and older brother around taking photographs.  My first camera was a Canon 35mm, then later the original Olympus OM.  When my wife and I started a family I wanted to preserve the precious moments, but the photos I took were unremarkable.  I started to research how to take better snap shots of kids, which led me to the works of great photographers, and that re-ignited my passion for photography.  Today, I would say I have a developing style.  I love street photography and portraits; but I find myself photographing mostly landscapes and architecture.  This style lends itself to my other passion of traveling.

My background is in computer science, I have developed websites for some time.  My photography allows me to create websites to display my photos while diving into social media.  Along with my photography, I maintain my website, (Christophergent.com) which has information about my photos, where they are taken, and travel tips.

The Basics

  • Name: Chris Gent
  • Gender: Dude
  • Primary Language: English… I try
  • Place of Residence: Philadelphia, PA
  • High School: Francis Howell North
  • University: St. Louis University (Computer Science) Webster University (Grad School)
  • Favorite Sports: Baseball (St. Louis Cardinals), Soccer (Chelsea)
  • Outdoor Activities: Hiking, Camping
  • Hobbies: Photography (go figure), golf, sleeping, philosophy, reading
  • Day Job: It’s complicated, if your interested check out my LinkedIn profile

Keeping Up To Date

I try to maintain a presence on most social media sites.  Here are few…

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What Do I Look Like

This is what I look like in case you were wondering…

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My Awesome Wife

This is my lovely wife who occasionally posts here.  Like myself, she loves to travel and is a gifted writer.  When not teaching our three children (yes we are homeschoolers), she edits my blog and plans our next vacation!

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My Favorite Photographers

My Favorite Quotes

  • God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well. – Voltaire
  • And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. – Micah 6:8
  • Even luck kicks us when we are down – Gent Family Creed

My Faith

My faith in God and his son Jesus Christ is truth that I cling to in my life.  Knowing that Jesus came and died for my sins, clearing all my transgressions gives me hope in this life; and all I had to do is accept his gift.  I came to know Him at age 27 when I was diagnosed with testicular cancer (read my cancer story here).  Through my photography, I strive to glorify him and share the creation he has made.

Written by Christina

November 17th, 2012 at 12:44 pm

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