14th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Photo Contest
First Place, Youth 16 and Under
By Barrett Johnson
About Barrett Johnson
Click on photo for larger image.
Barrett Johnson, inspiration is close to home. Near a hill behind
his house, he stumbled upon the barbed wire that netted him first
place in the youth category. Why barbed wire? "I thought
it was really cool. I took a whole bunch of shots and picked
out my favorite one."
Four years ago, his mother gave him a camera for Christmas,
an older, manual Nikon with few bells and whistles. Johnson,
13, attends La Entrada Middle School
and has lived in Menlo Park for about seven years.