In 2005, Kent wrote the following:
"I began my photographic career in Austin while in High School and UT. I photographed the University of Texas shooting incident with Charles Whitman up in the Tower, August 1, 1966 while working at the University Co-Op's photography department. I was friends with Ave Bonar, Maggie Steber, Rene Perez, John Van Beekum, Frank Armstrong, Rick Patrick, Bill Records, Marlon Taylor, Tomas Pantin, Jeff Baker and Russell Lee. After UT, I spent 1969-70 as a photographer in Vietnam.
"I began shooting for
Austin Ad agencies in the early 1970s and
moved to Dallas in 1973.
As of October, 2005, Kent was still living in Dallas, Texas. A biography of Kent and some of his photos of stars can be found at www.robertreeves.com/kirkley.htm