image by Jake Johnson
"There usually isn’t a day that goes by where I don’t have my camera in my hands, and I wouldn’t have it any other way."
Kira McGrigg is Nestled Pines Woodworking's Media Intern for the summer of 2017. Her passion lies in photography, specifically portraiture, and she's currently pursuing a degree in Media Studies with an emphasis in Photography and Web Development at the University of Wisconsin - Platteville, Amie's alma-mater.
Media has always interested Kira because of the inescapable nature of it - our everyday lives are saturated by media content (whether that's Facebook, news outlets, user generated content, or anything in between), and she seeks to study and understand the way in which it affects society on both the macro, and micro levels. She first became interested in the subject through film - some of her favorite directors include Sean Penn and Wes Anderson. That love of film translated later into a love for stills/photography, something that she hopes to make a career out of in the Pacific Northwest.
"The symbiosis of photography intrigues me – not only am I able to spend my time with my camera in hand, but I’m able to make someone else happy as well."
While interning, Kira will be creating content, photographing life at Nestled Pines, and learning the ins and outs of small business ownership in the hopes of one day emulating those practices for her own business.