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16-year-old Jackson-Olin High School student opens his own photography studio

The creative mind behind the camera. Photo via Instagram by Kulture Kreations Atelier

16-year-old college student Samuel Bowie turns an old family home into a business where memories are made. Here are the details about his self-taught studio and future business plans.

The eye behind the camera

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CEO Samuel “Spike” Bowie. Photo via Instagram by Kulture Kreations Atelier

Samuel Bowie is a 16-year-old student at Jackson-Olin High School. Additionally, he is the CEO of Kulture Kreations Atelier photographie.

His interest in photography started with his brothers and other photographers. He bought his first camera at a pawn shop for $40. He later started at his studio on the west side of Birmingham in late 2019.

Bowie is a full-time photographer and dual-enrollment student at Lawson State Community College. He told WVTM13 that he will have enough credits to graduate from high school in December.

where the magic happens

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Take a look at the workshop. Photo via Instagram by Kulture Kreations Atelier

Samuel Bowie is an up-and-coming photographer who now runs his own studio. He renovated a homestead to meet all of his business needs and goals.

Bowie told WVTM13 his goal for his studio is to teach others about photography. He wants it to be a space for learning and teaching as well as a place for photo shoots.

Bowie made this possible by saving his money on photo shoots and investing in new equipment. Take a look inside the studio.

Building an empire

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Here are some of Bowie’s works. Photo via Instagram by Kulture Kreations Atelier

The Birmingham photographer has served his community with his services but intends to become a traveling photographer.

Bowie told WVTM13 that he would like other photographers to work under him one day. It envisions Kulture Kreations Atelier not just being a business, but becoming a brand and creating generational wealth.

His vision for his business was to be a positive asset to his generation to show that you can become a successful young African American entrepreneur at a young age.

It’s just the beginning

Samuel “Spike” Bowie was recently voted Photographer of the Year.

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