For this week’s Hot Seat, the Out N About sat down with Nyron Glasgow, an up-and-coming photographer and videographer who we met during Saba’s Rum and Lobster Fest. He tells us all about his passion for capturing moments, his inspiration and his 2024 goals.
Please introduce yourself.
My name is Nyron Glasgow, and I was born and raised on the stunning island of Saint Martin. I’m 22 years old and the second of five siblings. In 2022, I was awarded a French Medal of Honor for rescuing two adult victims who drowned in a river in Guadeloupe, one of who I successfully reanimated. With my camera, I capture the art I perceive in time.
How did you get into photography/videography?
The artistic expression is something we share in my family. My Dad did a few painting expinositions
and my older brother is a graphic designer. I came back to Saint Martin in the summer of 2022, as I studied in Guadeloupe for a couple years, and started taking pictures and videos then. The first time I went out with a camera, as photographer, was for a Black-T party at Lotus Nightclub. It was no small or easy feat, but I enjoyed it 100% – and that’s when it clicked and I decided to pursue photography more seriously.
So I asked my long-time friend and well-known local photographer Cameron Hyman to show me the ropes. He took me under his wing for a couple shoots and video projects. Luckily, the Jeunesse Soualiga JFC Association let me use their camera to start following my passion. Since then, my career has progressed with more amazing projects and opportunities.
What is your favourite thing about being a photographer?
It’s all about those priceless moments when clients see their pics. Connecting through the lens has introduced me to so many diverse stories and cool friendships.
What can we expect from you in 2024?
The year 2024 is going to be a year in which I will push even harder. I aim to incorporate more of my artistic vision and step out of the more traditional photography. I will also experiment with more story telling in videography that I’ll make public to all.
What has been your favourite occasion to capture so far?
I would say the “Blue Hour Dream” shoot with my amazing companion Julic Rohan – we actually got up at 4:00am to capture the magic. And most of the time, weddings; they’re like unfolding stories you can enjoy over the years.
Where do you find inspiration?
Movies! Those cinematic scenes from talented filmmakers have me imagining the whole creation process. I like pictures that look like stills from a movie. Besides that, I find inspiration just soaking in the everyday moments. There’s so much beauty in the small things.
What would you advise your younger self, or other people looking to get into a similar profession?
To younger me: Chill – everything happens when it’s meant to. It’s a marathon, not a sprint. And to others diving into this gig: Keep honing your craft, find your style, and the right crowd will find you. Cheers to the journey!