Belinda Jentz

As a native of the Midwest, I grew up in an agricultural family business. One day, while up in our attic, I found an old 120-roll camera. I was like 10 years old. Little did I know where that old roll camera would take me! I had no idea that 30 years later, I’d be a Photographic Artist. My work has been in high school and college yearbooks, along with book publishers.

I guess it really begin with a 120 roll camera, a local 4-H club and county fairs, where I won several champion trips to the Minnesota State Fair. The National 4-H Congress in Washington D.C. Professional state photo shows. Hey, I was only 15 at the time. How many 15 year old's are taken seriously? After winning a big show at the state level, that prize money was used to get a 35MM camera, which I still own today, a Minolta XG1.
Just a few months after getting that camera, I started sending out photos to companies like publisher McGraw-Hill. I just kept sending images, they kept me engaged by replying, “we like this shot or that shot.” Finally, one letter had an offer, the first sale, a book cover. Over the years, that editor at McGraw-Hill kept in contact with me until their retirement. Throughout this relationship, over 30 years, it’s been a huge boost to my desire to continue this work………..
Today I shoot freelance and sell my work to support the rent

Women In Photography International Collection at the
Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library / YALE University


Prayer and light

the images with in this Portfolio are more about the study of light and sprituality and how these two ahve come to meet each other

Pizza “Pizza”

look closley and see the inter mix . A paly on black and white

Prayer “Prayer”

This image is of a Jewish Prayer shawl or Tallite

White Ponie “White Ponie”

This is the white ponie fron a collection " The lost Ponies" its a myctical collection of rescued Rocking Horses that have come to live next to conservation land where they now roam freely amoung life horses