A NEWPORT teenager has been given the prestigious job of taking photographs for the Nato summit’s official Twitter and Instagram accounts.
Seventeen-year-old Ieuan Berry’s talent was spotted by social media managers for the summit on Twitter after they asked to use his impressive photographs of host city Newport.
The photography student said it is a “massive stepping stone” for his career.
Ieuan, of Maindee, said: “I’m excited. I’m glad the Nato Wales team and Number 10 feel they need to get local people involved. I think that’s great.
“I’ll be taking photos for their official Twitter and Instagram accounts. They contacted me as I’ve let them use my photos of Newport on Twitter. “They said they were impressed with my photos and were surprised I hadn’t asked to take them at the summit but I’m a nobody really so they’ve helped me get accredited to go up to the Celtic Manor.
“It’s a really big help for me. I first worked for them on Saturday at the Nato-themed event in Newport. Even the Ministry of Defence used my photos.
“I had the Greek, Turkish and Polish ambassadors following me on Twitter and Peter Jones from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office has been a great help and support.
“I didn’t think I’d be doing this, I just want to do photography. I think it’s a massive stepping stone.”
Ieuan, who will be starting a photography course at Coleg Gwent next week, already owns his own photography business, Berry Photography, which he set up in 2011.
In the build up to the summit, @natowales has been encouraging residents to share their images of Wales on Twitter with the hashtag #mywales in a bid to showcase the country ahead of the summit.
To check out Ieuan’s work visit @natowales Twitter or @official_IeuanBerry @natowales on Instagram.