FIFTEEN-year-old Shannon Hutching Bell from Ohope says she never leaves the house without a camera of some sort.
Now in year 10 at Whakatane High School, this selection of her photos she has submitted to Eastern Bay Life are from a collection she has been building over the past eight years.
“As I become older, looking back on old photos, I realise that they can hold so many memories,” she says.
“My pictures were never great from when I was younger, the majority taken on a Fujifilm A170 given to me on my seventh birthday. Only recently have I bought a new camera, but when out and about I mainly take photos on my phone.”