By Cameron Enomoto | Staff Writer

Blake Kinnner is a 21-year-old student at KCC majoring in Visual Arts with a concentration in Photography. Kinner grew up in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and recently moved to Hawaiʻi to pursue a change of scenery and diverse perspectives.

“The move was always something I looked forward to,” Kinner said. “When I was little I came to Hawaiʻi for a trip and knew immediately that I would be back someday.”

Kinner has a younger brother in Louisiana who looks forward to visiting him in his new residence in McCully.

“Back home, we just had normal trees and plain towns,” Kinner said. “Everything is much more vibrant here and it helps me to practice my photography and learn from others in the area.”

Outside of school responsibilities, Kinner enjoys hanging out at local parks and beaches with photographers he met through Instagram. His favorite park is Kapiʻolani Park because it is close to both KCC and his apartment. Kinner also plays the oboe and participated in his high school’s marching band. He is hoping to find musician friends to connect with in the area.