With our 2016 submission deadline (December 3rd) quickly approaching, we’re interviewing enthusiastic young artists who have been fantastic role models exploring, sharing and loving photography.

Meet Nick, the young photographer who has been exploring photography on his own and through some of our workshops at KPL.

When did you first start taking photos?

4-5 years ago. I used a video camera at my brother’s birthday party

Why do you enjoy taking photos?

I can look back at the interesting things I have visited and seen

What do you enjoy taking photos of?

Trees, close ups of flowers and scenery 

What camera(s) do you use?

Video camera, underwater camera in our pool, and my phone. I also used my Grandma’s camera which is a Canon Power shot 4x optical zoom

How did you first learn about Imagine A Show?

I learned about it from my sister and the KPL

How long have you been involved?

I have been involved with Imagine a Show for one year

What have you enjoyed about the project so far?

I enjoyed taking the photos and seeing them on display at TheMuseum and I was pleased to see them in the 2016 Imagine a Show book

Why should youth participate in Imagine A Show?

Youth should participate in Imagine a Show because it is a great opportunity to show their photos and see other kid’s photos

Do you have any tips for other young and aspiring photographers?

They should practice taking photos of various thing they are interested in

Is there anything else you’d like to say?

Don’t ever be embarrassed to share your work with other photographers or people. As I said before, do it because you love photography. Don’t do it for money, don’t do it to impress people, do it to capture moments for yourself. Don’t give up and don’t be discouraged by people with more experience and fancy equipment.