A few nights ago I was introduced to the work of Nirrimi. After reading her bio, I was floored to discover this photographer hasn't even lived two decades yet and has already shot major campaigns for companies like Diesel and Billabong. Her story is very inspirational, and makes me think that maybe I have been playing things too safe with my own career, maybe I should take some chances. If we fall on our face, we can always pick ourselves back up.
At the age of 16 she ran away from home to pursue a love interest, not only with a boy, but with photography. They traveled all over, as she won awards for her photography, and became the youngest agency represented fashion photographer yet. Soon she shot the fall/winter 2010 Diesel Jeans campaign and the next year she shot a campaign for Billabong. She has been published in Vogue Italia, Australian Vogue, Elle, and Nylon just to name a few. All of this and more from someone just shy of 20 years of age. I found her story to be truly inspiring, and her photos are gorgeous.