These are some of the photos of 17 year old photographer Olivia Mortimer. She names Ryan McGinley and Nirrimi Hakanson as her influences for their use of organic and natural scenes in their photography. Some of the photos here were taken when Olivia was just 15 or 16. She talks about her work, “I would say that my photography is mostly about being a teenager, and being young and living in the time that’s the ‘best days of life’ to some people. I’m interested in the juxtaposition of innocence (being young, dumb and carefree) and rebellion that comes naturally with being a teenager.” Olivia is at school in Pretoria and plans to study photography when she’s done.
See more of Olivia’s pics on her blog – I let love in.