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Hi I'm Austin Grader

I grew up in Perth Australia. I'm a Photographer and Animator. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

One of my passions is photography and film. I have studied two degrees in animation and completed one, I deferred so that I could save money for my Mission. I frequently take photos when I'm travelling or going to a new and interesting place, I also occasionally do portraits and professional work when I have the time. Another passion of mine is music, I play classical, acoustic and electric guitar and received lessons all through High School. Along with all these hobbies and interests I decided to turn to Youtube, to make videos utilising all of the things I was interested in. I gathered a small following over time but due to studying and work I wasn't very consistent with my content. I have been working in Childcare for 4 years and enjoy it quite a lot. I teach the children at work different drawing and colouring techniques, how to play music on various instruments and how they can further develop their talents.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member of the Church my entire life. I have been raised in a spiritually strong family that have always been there and supported me. Being a member of the church has only ever brought happiness in my life, especially at the times I am faced with trials, I know that our Heavenly Father is there for us. He will never put us through anything we can't overcome, especially if we turn to him for help.

How I live my faith

I attend Church every Sunday, and it has been one of the many highlights of my week. I attend classes during the week called Institute, which is a further study on Gospel Doctrine and topics for church members aged 18-30. I thoroughly enjoy these classes because I enjoy soaking up knowledge about the Church and it's history, the messages and symbolism that is used in the Bible and the Book of Mormon.