The Porsches of Amelia Island Through the Lens of a 14 Year Old

T.J. KesslerMeet T.J. Kessler. He's the one responsible for the photos in this post. T.J.'s name may not be familiar to you, yet. However, my guess is, that over time, you'll be hearing a lot more from him.

T.J.'s interest in photography started before he was 11 years old and long before he owned a decent camera. Hanging out with his mother and grandfather, both professional photographers, at American Le Mans Series races fueled his passion for Porsche photography. Named photographer-at-large for his middle school in 2011, T.J., currently a freshman at Lakeside High School in Atlanta, has already won a 2012-2013 county-wide photography contest. In addition to photography, T.J. is an RC airplane enthusiast and at 14 is an Academy of Model Aeronautics licensed instructor with the Stone Mountain RC Flyers Club.

He comes by his knowledge of Porsches naturally. He is the son of Lynn and Tom Kessler, owners of a 1974 911 Carrera, and the grandson of Betty Jo and Leonard Turner who for more than 40 years were the moving forces behind Porsche Panorama magazine.

This was T.J.’s fourth Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. He served as a junior judge in 2011. Clicking any image below will bring up a "light box" allowing you to scroll easily through the album. If you would like larger sizes of any of these pictures they are available in an album on our Facebook page for you to share and enjoy. If you like T.J's photos, please be sure to "like" or "tweet" this story using the buttons at the top of this post to share it with others.

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