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June 17, 2013

Oh, the places he’s been!

Globetrotting youth returns to Claremore for Father’s Day

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“It’s been tremendous — really, there just aren’t words to express how incredible this (experience) has been for me,” he said. “Even now, I look at some of the things I’ve done just in the past year and can’t believe a small town kid from Oklahoma would have the opportunities and experiences that I’ve had.”
Probably Hutson’s biggest “wow” moment, he said, was when he went on a safari in Tanzania, Africa.
“That (safari) was my most exciting adventure,” he said. “About 20 other people and I were in these patrols, blazing through a serengeti reserve in Tanzania, and we’d pull over to take pictures of the various animals — zebras, wildabeests, giraffes, lions — I think I got about 20 feet away from the lions at one point when I was taking pictures. 
“At one point, I just stopped and thought to myself ‘How did a kid from Claremore, Oklahoma get here?’” he said. “It was an amazing experience.”
Whether he’s filming something or taking photographs, Hutson’s typical weapon of choice is a cutting-edge camera called “the RED” — a camera which captures images in greater clarity than anything else available.
“The movies ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘Great Gatsby’ were shot with RED cameras,” he said. “It (the camera) creates an almost hyper-realistic look to things. You really have to see it to believe it.”
Hyper-realistic. The same could be said of Hutson’s time in Dubai. 
Among Hutson’s other adventures have been scuba diving to shoot bull sharks off the coast of Fiji (”I didn’t know how to scuba dive, but when the crown prince asked me if I could, I just told him ‘Not yet’ and got started learning right away,” he said), hanging out with artist Usher who was in Dubai to do a segment for the program “Skydive Dubai” and of course, going skydiving himself.

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