About Today’s Guest Kira O'Connor
Photography Degree student, Specialising in Fine Art Photography
I knew exactly what I'm doing, and I hate it.
For as long as she can recall, Kira had a fascination and love for horses. At the age of 4, she began partaking in equine lessons, and before long found herself working towards her dream of competing at an Olympic level.
By the age of 9, Kira was already preparing for the day that she could dedicate every waking hour to her horse riding; and so began the journey of convincing her parents to let her attend an equine boarding school.
A year later, Kira found herself flying six hours to the other side of the country to attend New England Girls School.
For the next five years she was living her dream, living on an equine based campus and riding up to five hours per day on top of her studies.
On June 27th 2015, Kira was thrown from her favourite horse and the resulting head injury has – and will continue to be – a challenging road to recovery. However, since she was unable to either ride or attend school, Kira developed a passion for fine art photography.
Now in her third and final year of her Bachelor of Photography, Kira is currently in the process of creating a series discussing the realities of brain injuries and amnesia.