Interview with Zoe Martin, winning photographer

By The Say-er of It

Winners of the 2014 Digital Photography Contest were invited to talk to the public about their work at Solano County Library’s 100 year anniversary celebration. We had a chance to interview these talented photographers at the event.

Untitled photo: Cat by Zoe Martin

What inspired you to take this photo? 
I like to take pictures, especially of nature. I was trying to take pictures in my yard one day but my cat, Kitty, kept bugging me so I switched to taking pictures of her. She kept moving around, but the close up came out great.

Why do you enjoy photography? 
I like to recreate memories with photography. Taking pictures reminds me of what I was feeling so I am able to share what I experienced with others. Traveling and taking photos, capturing new things, is something I really enjoy.

What does the library mean to you? 
When I was younger I would go to the library with my grandparents. I would do my homework there and find books in the kid’s area. I still love to read. Even though I read a lot of books on my phone now, I think it’s special to have a real book with you.

Would you enter this contest again? Yes.

Would you encourage your friends to enter? If they are photographers, yes.

What would you say to them? 
This contest is a good way to see other youth doing what we do. You get to see where you stand and how you’re doing, what you need to work on and what you are doing well.



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