An exhibit at the King Center recently wrapped up the latest accomplishment of photographer Bailey Underill. An amazing achievement considering Bailey is only 16 years old, one of the youngest exhibitors in the King Center’s 25-year history.
She picked up her first camera at the tender age of seven, a point and shoot her father gave her while on vacation “to fool around with because I was bugging him.” A year later he bought a Nikon “he let me play around with,” and Bailey began creating the beautiful images recently on display.
She has visited some of the most exotic locales in the world with her parents, Dr. Rob and Juliet Underill, inspired by their travels. “I’m trying to capture our vacations so others can experience a little of what we did.
That’s really my inspiration, to share where we were with others.”
She understands how fortunate she is to have seen the places she has. “I’ve always been kind of a homebody, so to have my parents take me to these places has been amazing. It’s a wonderful opportunity and I know I’m incredibly lucky.”
Bailey, who began her junior year in Cocoa Beach High School’s International Baccalaureate program this month doesn’t necessarily plan on photography as a career.