I’m Ariya Selvakumar, an 11th grade visual artist at the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. I am looking forward to participating in the School Buzz program this year and am especially excited to work with photography in order to highlight my amazing school. My love for photography really began at a young age when I would always see my father with a camera around his neck snapping pictures of me and my younger brother. I remember begging my parents for my own camera, but also being so happy when my dad would just let me shoot some with his. Now I love taking pictures of my own whether that be on my digital camera, or just my iPhone. However, photography is only one of my many hobbies. Some others include creating art in other mediums, mountain biking, hanging out with my friends and playing competitive soccer.