Photography is habit forming.  The great thing about this habit is the documentation of everyday life.  Photojournalists do what they do, to inform, enlighten.

My photography teacher in high school, Harry Hickman, told me once that photography is one thing that a person can do their entire life.  I was 17 and the words have stayed with me.  I really do plan to do this the rest of my life.

With that, here are some recent assignments.

Hundreds strong, Annadel half-marathon runners jockey for postion at the start of the race at Spring Lake, Saturday April 14, 2012. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2012

Doyle Park Elementary School student, Antonio Gutierrez swings on a zip line at Redwood Alliance Christian Conference Grounds in Camp Meeker, Thursday March 29, 2012. Gutierrez was with his classmates enjoying a nearly week long adventure at the camp. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2012

Mark Joerger of Santa Rosa finishes up his pull up routine, before a brisk run at Spring Lake in Santa Rosa, Thursday April 5, 2012. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2012

David Hinkley, grew up on the peninsula, graduating from high school in 1965. At one time, Hinkley, a Sonoma resident was the chairman of the board at Amnesty International. Quietly, he lives his life enjoying the company of children and grandchildren. On Thursday April 5, 2012, Hinkley feeds his sheep a charge of alfalfa. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2012

During the Big Eight Conference tennis tournament, Santa Rosa Junior College's Kelsea Thomas returns a shot during a doubles match with Monica Borowicz against Sierra College, Saturday April 7, 2012 at SRJC in Santa Rosa. SRJC lost the match to take second place in the tournament. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2012

Cory Oliver and other recruits fire their weapons during a shooting test at the Santa Rosa Junior College's Public Safety Training Center (PSTC), Wednesday April 11, 2012 in Windsor. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2012

Bill Lynch, publisher and editor-in-chief of the Sonoma Index-Tribune spends a moment with his dog Annie, Friday April 13, 2012 in his office at the paper in Sonoma. The picture on the left is his father Robert Lynch who died in 2003. His great grandfather is Harry Granice, in top photo who also owned the paper. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2012

Berenice Arango and her classmates of Petaluma's McKinley Elementary Schhol, watch a red tail hawk circle over the Environmental Discovery Center at Spring Lake in Santa Rosa, Friday April 13, 2012. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2012

 

-Kent Porter