We talk to documentary photographer Niki Boon. A former physiotherapist, mother and self-taught photographer, living with her family in rural Marlborough New Zealand. However, her photography has gained an international audience.
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Niki Boon is a former physiotherapist, mother and self-taught photographer, living with her family in rural Marlborough New Zealand. Her photography focuses on her family and environment.
Niki grew up on a farm in rural New Zealand, with a childhood barefoot, wild and free. In part, her photographic work pulls from her childhood freedoms and adventures that still exist so strongly in her mind.
Today her family live on a small block of land where she strives to replicate that childhood for her children.
In this episode, we chat about:
- How homeschooling her children and wanting to record the experience as a way of validating it was the catalyst for her photography career
- How it feels to go from obscurity to world stage relatively quickly and how it influenced her work
- The positive and negative side of attention
- Her influences and inspiration
- documenting or pre visualising
- The importance of Investing in self-education
- Gear and post-production