Hello. What is your name and age?
I am Tatum Chick. I am 12 years old and the youngest member in the Sunday Shooters club. I would like to thank them for allowing me to be part of the group.
Where are you from originally?
Solihull, Birmingham, UK.
How long have you lived on Lanzarote?
I moved here the day before my 2nd birthday, so I have been here 10 years.
What did you do in the place you lived before?
I slept a lot, ate a lot and cried a lot (according to my mum anyway)
What brought you to Lanzarote?
Mum and Dad came here to start a new life in the sun
What is your favourite thing about Lanzarote?
Lots of interesting things to photograph
How and what made you interested in photography?
I like to see things differently through the camera lens. My photography allows me to let others see what I see through the images I shoot.
Have you always been interested in photography?
What work do you have at the Elements exhibition in Barstro?
I have 4 pieces on display. My favourite is the photo of my dog standing on the wall of my house breathing on the moon. It is a very unique and original photo
Are you working on anything else?
Yes, the local bar Los Tr3s, Las Brenas is going to allow me to display all my work for everyone to see (and buy if they like it) in the main lounge. This is really exciting but I am also very nervous in case people don’t like it
Is there usually a theme to your work or is it random?
I take photos of everything. That is the advantage of a digital camera. If you don’t like a picture… delete and its gone, move onto the next one
Obviously you dont offer courses on the island, but what is your next step?
No, I don’t teach, but if anybody would like to teach me how to become a better / professional photographer then I am a willing student
What is your goal for your work?
For people to see what I can do with a camera. Hope that they will like my photos and maybe buy some so I can make some pocket money to buy my mum flowers as she is always very supportive and comes to do interesting photo shoots with me
What would you like to achieve in the future?
I would like to go to university and become a professional photographer. I have always liked animals, so maybe one day I will get to work for NatGeo or Greenpeace
Who or what is your inspiration / muse?
I really like Betty Rawson. She takes a normal photo that anyone could take and with a bit of magic and skill makes the ordinary … extraordinary
What is your scariest art moment?
I don’t really have one, but taking a photograph of my mum first thing in the morning is always a frightening experience !
What, Where or Who would you like to photo?
I would love to photograph Zac Effron on a beach, sunbathing … mmm. My mum says she would chaperone me for that photo shoot … not good !!!.
Thank you Tatum. Good luck with the exhibitions, I’m sure we will all be following your career with interest.