At no point while looking through the the photography of Barcelona-based shutterbug Ana Larruy does one get the impression that this is the work of someone who is only 16 years old, but that is the case. After beginning her photography career at 13 and starting a fashion blog at 15, Ana Larruy made the switch to exclusively becoming a fashion photographer.
One of the reasons her portfolio betrays her age is the level of passionate sensuality in many of her shots. Ana Larruy's photography makes effective usage of lighting, make-up and settings to enhance the natural beauty and sex appeal of her models, making her work look like that of one of the fashion world's more accomplished and veteran photogs.
When asked whether or not her age causes reticence from agencies or magazines, Ana Larruy is pointed. "I think most of the people really don’t know that I’m 16. It’s something that I don’t usually tell them, not because I don’t want to, just because I don’t think it’s necessary," she said on the Ben Trovato blog, "I usually show my work first and then, if necessary I tell my age, but I have never thought age is important: It’s just a number! Talent and age aren’t bound."
Judging from her portfolio, Ana Larruy is absolutely right.
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