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Nic Manshon

Hi, I’m Nic Manshon.
Creativity, for me, started back when I was drawing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and entering Mother’s Day competitions for KTV. I always loved art as a kid and did it as a subject throughout my schooling career. 
If I were to be totally honest, I never saw a career in creativity in high school, even though art was my highest marked subject. 
Hence, I went to study personal training straight after high school and thereafter worked for Virgin Active for a while. Soon enough I realized that it wasn’t for me. Nonetheless, I believe nothing is lost with learning.
After having these feelings to change my career, I started exploring creativity again. That was a good choice!
The journey started out at CPUT, studying industrial design and serving at a local church, heading up the media department. After that, I got a scholarship for digital filmmaking at SAE. I never received a scholarship before so I was super stoked to do the course, not realizing what the future may hold.
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I can't even remember the first moment I picked up a camera.

I just remember my art teacher telling me that my graphic design wasn't exactly on point (at all) and that I should pay more attention to photography perhaps? Not much positive feedback there either...

I don't find myself very good at articulating actual words to people. I have the thoughts all ready, but getting them out into something verbal sometimes makes me feel like I'm from space. I find solace in that my photographs definitely convey the tone and message I'm trying to get across. 

My brain is on hyper alert when it comes to colour and certain colours just evoke extreme elation. I feel so happy in that moment, that I want to share it immediately. 

I love architecture, yellow on it's own, blue water and spying on the odd neighbour. 

Photography is kinda like my means of communication.

It felt weird to hear how something that is supposed to be an expression can have a 'right' and a 'wrong'. It left me doubtful, but I continued nonetheless.











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