Originally hailing from Tulsa, OK, Kent Meister is a commercial and editorial portrait photographer based in Brooklyn, NY. His early background as a theater and film actor deeply inform his approach to portrait photography, using the still moment to reveal subtle layers of personality and character. Select clients include Prudential, Brookfield, General Atlantic, The Rockefeller Foundation, and The American Heart Association. Publications include The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, and Arkansas Life. Apart from his commissioned assignments, Kent is working on several long form personal projects ranging from the world of New York independent theater to a road document focused on portraits of travelers at rest areas along American highways. He is an alumnus of the University of Tulsa and the School of Visual Arts with a Masters in Digital Photography.


I use a variety of film and digital cameras. This image was made with a Pentax 67ii, Pentax 105mm f2.4 lens, and Kodak Portra 800