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NIKO'S SOCIAL MEDIA STORYTELLING

Niko was working on a new project, documenting her collection of vintage cameras for that will eventually be part of a print collection. During the course of her interview she had shared a beautiful early memory that spoke to her passion for photography and videography.  

 

PORTRAIT INTERVIEW EXCERPT 

Where does your love for video and photography come from?

I started taking pictures and videos of my friends when I was a kid. I remember this one time, I must have been nine years old and I was at my parents' house playing in the living room with my two best friends. We were recording each other making weird faces and performing little dances with my grandparents' Super 8 camera. It was a carefree time. We were just hanging out and being in the moment, fully experiencing the moment without worrying about what was going to happen next. 

 

We were trying to film our own memories, just like I have seen my grandparents’ memories when we watched their own movies on a big projector. I am not sure just how cognizant we were of that, but maybe at some level, we knew those moments meant something, that those memories were worth saving. Although, I don’t remember ever seeing anything we shot ;-)

 

We use her beautiful language to create a series of Instagram posts to announce the project, and tell a meaningful story that  connected with her audience.

Niko's Portrait Interview

POST 1: I started taking videos of my friends when I was a kid, using my grandparents' Super 8 camera. Vintage cameras remind me of the times when me and my friends would record each other making weird faces and performing little dances. I am not sure just how cognizant we were of what filming was really all about, but maybe at some level, we knew those memories were worth saving.

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POST 2: I've always had a fascination for vintage cameras. I remember watching my grandparents old Super 8 videos and realizing that those moments they captured were precious. Ever since then, I’ve been collecting vintage cameras. 

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POST 3: My love for vintage cameras goes back to childhood memories of playing around with my grandparent’s Super 8 camera. I have been collecting vintage cameras for years, and now I am finally getting around documenting my passion for these magical objects.

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POST 4: My obsession for vintage cameras has materialized in the form of prints! These series of photographs hold a special place in my heart and remind me of my passion for the work I do.

Prints will be available on my July 20th! 

The content was also repurposed for her website page. Check out her Print Store! 

 

WEBSITE CI started taking videos of my friends when I was a kid, using my grandparents' Super 8 camera. Vintage cameras remind me of the times when me and my friends would record each other making weird faces and performing little dances. I am not sure just how cognizant we were of what filming was really all about, but maybe at some level, we knew those memories were worth saving.

 

I've always had a fascination for vintage cameras and I’ve been collecting them for years. I finally decided to document my passion for these magical objects in a series of photographs. These prints hold a special place in my heart and remind me of my passion for the work I do.