Saturday, October 16, 2010

Young Guns... Photographer: Nirrimi Hakanson

I had to do a feature on this girl, because I don't think I've ever seen anyone with this much photography talent at this age. Nirrimi is an eighteen year old indigenous Australian/Swedish bundle of raw talent who has been taking photos since the tender age of 13! This is a description of herself from her website:

"i'm a seventeen year old who is loud through images, who wants to be a part of the future of photographic and youth culture. i am daughter to an aboriginal artist and a swedish-australian hippie and am originally from townsville, north queensland- where it is always summer.

i started taking pictures of my sister at age thirteen and never stopped.

i like pretty young things that i pull from the streets and film (i call what i shoot digital film, because it still has the colour). the sun is my lighting, the clouds my diffusers and i find studio images bland. if you want to be original you have to shoot outside the (literal) box. i want be a traveller and live, photographing realness.

last year i became agency signed, shot a commissioned editorial for my favourite magazine and came first in the photography division of qantas spirit of youth and youth week awards. this year sees me shooting in new york and releasing a book. and next i want to write and create films. live dreams + be real!"
Nirrimi Photography

All photos posted are from her blog, we live young.

This is only a tiny snapshot of her work and I implore you check out her work on the websites below. Her work is mostly fashion photography, but they are some seriously skin tingling emotive pieces on there that just take your breath away.  She's so talented and truly inspirational and I have no doubt that she will be making a big name for herself in the near future!

Her website: Nirrimi Photography
Her Flickr:
Nirrimi's Photostream
Her blog: we live young


  1. these pics are so awesome - i want to experience every single feeling in every single one! great post, cat!



  2. woww she is SO talented, esp for her age! adore the picture with that girl in the white and the bunny-like headband. so pretty. thanks for sharing this!
    aw and thanks so much for your sweet comment :).
    <3, KC.

  3. Wow I've never heard of her. She is so talented. I love her work.


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