Bright lights and cameras are no stranger to Kim Hunt, the 5th winner on the television show “’Who Wants To Be A Millionaire”. Only now, Kim is the one holding the camera.
“My father loved to photograph our family trips and I gained that love from him. I remember my ninth grade Spanish class trip to Mexico with my father’s camera, which had a handheld light meter. He taught me how to use it and I enjoyed capturing images of my first solo trip out of the U.S.,” he says. As a self taught photographer, he continued to pursue photography for fun through high school and college.
Originally from Jackson, Kim would relocate many times (including Romania) before returning to Mississippi in 2009. His photography hobby had already blossomed into a career when he decided to focus exclusively on Mississippi. “I want to capture the natural scenery, man-made beauty, ruins, flora, and fauna of the state. I want to share the beauty of God’s creation here in Mississippi, not only with my fellow residents, but with others in the United States and around the world,” he commented.
Kim is currently working on a project to produce a Mississippi calendar for 2014. His breathtaking photos of Mississippi can be seen and purchased via his website.
By Liz Walker
Taken from Magnolia State of Mind 2013 edition. The official magazine of the Mississippi Craft Show. www.magnoliastateofmind.com
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