Dallas-based photographer Brent Baxter has been documenting moments in his life with a camera for many years. Not until 2013 did Brent decide to try his hand at professional photography. That led to many recent successful opportunities. Official press photographer at X Games Austin 2015, hand selected by Heavy Metal legends Metallica to shoot their national anthem performance on the field at the X Games + their live performance as the headliner the same night!
ZZ Ward has called Brent’s work “amazing” and requested an image he shot from her 2015 Dallas performance as official promotion for her tour! Other major acts in Brent’s portfolio include Nicki Minaj, Joywave, Grace Potter, Stone Temple Pilots, Fitz and The Tantrums, Garbage and many other regional and local music artists.
Originally from Pekin, IL, Brent grew up just outside Dallas in the Rowlett/Garland area. Music was an early influence on his life as a shy kid. During his teen years Brent played saxophone in school and was drawn to various genres like classic rock, jazz, 80’s rock and many other styles.
Local sports would be Brent’s first attempt at photography. “Freezing a real moment in time, one that cannot be reproduced fuels my chase for photography…” Brent was recently quoted on his love for sports photography. Other photography styles Brent has covered include: Event, Studio, Promo, & Marketing Photography.
Brent’s style of photography is best described as Documentary Photojournalism, with the goal of capturing real life vs producing or creating moments.