Nikon Photo Contest 2022-2023
Short Film Competition Super Short Film Category

Excellence Award

See You Later

Ryan Simpson

United States of America


In 2019, I lost my father to illness. My world was turned upside down; and I lost myself for years. He would always say to not use “bye” to end a conversation. To instead say “See you later”. We always did that, but the final time I ever spoke to him, I was busy and the last thing I said to him was “Ok”. I will never get to say another thing to him, but I’ve finally been able to forgive myself.


July 3rd, 3:39 am I was awoken to an email from Nikon. It stated I had won.. nothing truly specific on prizes and such, but that didn't matter. I sat there in disbelief for a few minutes before having a nice little cry. Sadly, since I made this, my life has taken a drastic change, and I had to sell my Z6 and once again learn to find some ”Next Steps” once again. This allows me to continue my passion. If there is one thing I've learned over the past year, it's that you should always have faith in yourself. Do what makes you happy, for your happiness is the most important thing in this world. Thank you Nikon for giving all of us the tools and outlet to express ourselves.