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The Narrative Society: Educator Interview with Christine Singleton

Most artists have a point in their life where they knew this was meant for them. Do you have that moment?

I didn’t! I’ve always enjoy photography, and took a black & white photography in high school. After that my next run-in with photography was my wedding – I was OBSESSED with my wedding photographer’s work. I reached out and told her I admired her work and if she ever needed help I’d be happy to assist her and a few months later she called. She put a camera in my hand, and I never looked back. Fast forward about 7 years now and we are the best of friends! I’ve recently taken a step back from working, and am just enjoying my time at home raising my 3 kids.

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Documenting our children’s lives is so important. What is your secret to not getting bored with your daily life?

Life is always changing, it’s hard to become bored! I always try to think ahead, and think of what is soon to change. It may be a toy interest of theirs, it may be a seasonal toy or clothing… Life doesn’t stand still for long.

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If there was only one moment you could photograph for the rest of your days, what would it be?

All of my kids together. They are all little and they all absolutely ADORE each other. That’ll most likely only last so long, right?! I’d love to hang onto their innocent love for each other forever.

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Personally I find more inspiration from things outside of photography. Where do you find inspiration most?

Nature. I love details, and vibrant colors.

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We all go through periods of mental blocks. How do you push past times of not finding inspiration?

Again, I stop and think of what is soon to change… seasons, personal growth, physical growth; kids change so quickly. 

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Who in your life inspires your art the most?

No doubt, my kids.

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What inspires you more - light or movement?

LIGHT! 

Documentary and lifestyle photography are different to some. How would you define them?

To me, I feel documentary photography is photography in its purest form. Raw and natural, capturing life just as it really is. Lifestyle is a little more polished and less cluttered.

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Would you rather continue with your life or restart it?

CONTINUE. I am no doubt living a life I love – I don’t want to change a thing!

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Would you rather reverse one decision you make every day or be able to stop time for 10 seconds every day?

Probably reverse one decision – Mulligan! 

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Would you rather never be able to speak again or always have to say everything that is on your mind?

I’d say everything that is on my mind.

Would you rather have no internet or no cell phone?

No cell phone, you can take it. I wouldn’t miss it a bit!

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Would you rather lose the ability to use GPS for the rest of your life or lose the ability to use a debit or credit card?

I’d lose the debit/credit card.

Would you rather have eyes that can film everything or ears that can record everything?

Eyes that can film.

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Would you rather have unlimited storage space on your iPhone or unlimited storage space in real-life?

Unlimited storage in real-life! I love knick-knacks and plants. 

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Would you rather walk the Great Wall of China or Amazon River?

Amazon River

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Would you rather win an Academy Award or an Olympic Gold Medal?

Olympic Gold Medal!

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Would you rather be fabulously famous and poor or unknown and rich?

Unknown and rich, no doubt in my mind!

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