Source: Sherman Publications

Shooting Stars
An eye for art

October 17, 2012

Kali Slavin, 16, likes art and photography is her medium. She likes to shoot landscapes, sunsets, animals, and people having fun.

Her teachers tell her she has a good eye for images people dont usually look for, said Slavin, a junior at Clarkston High School.

"I dont know, I look for unusual things, interesting things, like a tree stump the points it makes, it's really cool," she said. "I like to wander around and look for things to take pictures of. Some are from my backyard, or places in downtown Clarkston, like Depot Park, or the high school. It's something I truly love to do."

She uses point-and-shoot digital cameras, but is eager for an upgrade.

Im working at Kruses Deer Lake Inn to save up for a Canon Rebel T3i thats what I really want, she said. I want to be able to adjust the ISO. Im reading a book on lighting techniques.

Her goal is to study photography in college and make a living at it. Her first gig helping out with taking senior pictures at the high school.

"In my media class, my teacher asked me if Id like to help him take the senior pictures this year, and I thought that was great," she said.

She lives in Springfield Township with her mother Gwen Slavin and her cat, Drew.

I like Clarkston, its a good town, she said. I love the leaves in the fall. Every tree in a different color, its so pretty.

Phil Custodio