I knew Gabe Eggerling as a baby. I made my first photographs of Gabe when he was just two. He’s all grown up now at a whopping eleven, but he isn’t your “normal” eleven-year-old. He acts, has his own non-profit and is even a TEDx speaker. We sat down to catch up and talk about what makes his world go round. This kid is a “stem winder.” Won’t be the last you see or hear from him. And oh ya, I have a folder full of his art on my computer, so I can see a book in his near future.
Great interview with a great kid. What a breathe of fresh air for the younger generation (says an old guy).
Best of luck in your endevors Gabe!
He’s coming over soon and we are going to book it together……stay tuned.
“Books are better than movies!” – He’s a cool dude!
Agreed. Books are so good. About 1 in ten movies lives up to the hype. Worth it when it happens.
What a great little guy! I was in love with books when I was his age (I still am) and he made me smile when he said there is a whole movie playing in his head when he is reading a book; I still remember books by the images I projected while reading them. I had not much access to the information at that time (long time ago in a communist country in Eastern Europe) but I was lucky to have a mom who loved buying and reading books, so I always had plenty of options. I’ll check out his non profit, maybe there is a way I could help. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you for commenting. Gabe isn’t a normal kid. My mother used to make handmade books. There was one in particular, which I think she first made for my brother, but it was hand drawn and focused on a race car. She would read it to me at night. Reading is a HUGE part of my life. I finished one book this morning and have started another. Everyday, anytime I get a chance, I read. It’s a free education.