A picture is worth a thousand words, but is that really enough these days? Probably – but you try creating a brand-spanking concept that turns a standard photo profile into something more interesting and/or original. This horse is husky, tired and well-flogged. That doesn’t denounce the fact that there’s a world of fresh photographers out there, shooting incredible images that deserve to be championed further than a few hundred likes on Instagram. Maybe, right now, we need this husky old horse more than ever? Probably not. So this is what we’re doing: ten random words are given to a new photographer whenever we feel the time is right. They use those words as a catalyst for a photo series, and in turn send back 12 images – one corresponding to each word we gave ‘em. It’s a little extra insight into the creative mind of these visual wunderkinds... and just original enough that we won’t get sued by anyone. Here goes.
First up is 21-year-old Nick Green, straight outta Tasmania. Enjoy.
Name / age / location. Nick Green, 21, a little suburb 15 minutes south of Hobart, Tas, Australia. Where have you been? Indo, Sri Lanka, Vanuatu, Cambodia, Vietnam, America. But Tasmania is still the best place in the world. Where to next? I’m actually driving across the country this Saturday! What gets you out of bed in the morning? Friends, family, surfing, the outdoors, music, food, beers, my legs. What keeps you up at night? Negativity, regret, anxiety, but mainly I sleep pretty well. What are you shooting with? A Canon 5dmark iii; occasionally shooting film with whatever I’m running at the time. What would you like to shoot that you haven’t? Keiki Shorebreak. What inspires you? I draw inspiration from the desire to actually live a life worth living and a life that I’m happy with. Last time you were scared shooting? A left slab in South Oz at the start of the year which was renowned for the local men in grey suits – had a seal jumping over me for 20 minutes as I sat out past the reef dropoff. All-time dream session? Wedging right-hander with all the boys and warm weather... preferably few beers and some decent food waiting for us on the beach.