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nirrimi joy hakanson
Artist | Photography
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Current Residence: i
Favourite genre of music: you
Shell of choice: francis
Skin of choice: caplin
i remember being a child. this long-haired, twiggy thing with delicious dreams of becoming a movie starlet or a princess. of course, you're not entirely logical when you are that young. your head is in the clouds and the future is a million miles away. i think when the clouds begin to clear and you start to see the future there in the sky, you begin to grow up. life begins to sink in. you realise you are not beautiful or elegant enough to become a princess, and your eyes don't sparkle enough to be a movie star. try again.

even though my clouds cleared away sooner than anyone else i knew my age, i was still breathing them. only suddenly i knew who i was, or moreso, who i wanted to be. i was fourteen and i wrote in my diary "i am nirrimi and because of that, i'm going to live. really live." and for me that meant throwing myself headfirst into photography and life. i didn't attend school much, i spent days planning, learning to retouch and taking pictures. my studies suffered and my passion bloomed. it was "illogical and thoughtless" but i thought, why should i listen to a miserable, high school teacher about how to live my life?

my grandparents lived by the alice river, on an enormous property with fruit trees and a treehouse by the water where you could watch cows gather at sunset. i remember sitting in the treehouse with a blank book, filling it with ideas for pictures. the passion welled up in me and i saw the world through picture-finding eyes. i miss the excitement now, which only greets me sometimes in memory. i discovered that came with my growing up, it became harder to feel.

there is resentment and jealousy from others at times, as though people think i am undeserving of the attention i've gotten or the talent i've developed. as though it is all luck and really, they deserve it much more. but i have worked and i have obsessed. i've left my mind inside my camera and forgotten to use my head, pushing away friends and family and being regretfully selfish. i've forced myself to grow up rather quickly. and now things are beginning to happen for me. things i only ever imagined. not just with photography, but also with my life and lover (but that's a story for another day).

i've learnt that to make dreams come true, you have to be obsessed. truly, utterly obsessed. i think of obsession as passion squared, and if you have passion for something people will see that. if you go through an entire day without doing something towards your dream, you're not obsessed enough to make it happen.

sure, some people get lucky, but we're not going to wait around to see if that's us. we need to make things happen for ourselves, because we are the only ones in control of our lives. with enough obsession and work any dream can come true for you. you will be disappointed, sleepless and somedays you will want to give up. but you will be happy, because you are living.

i can't wait to let my children dream the way my parents let me. teach them that as long as they have the love and motivation to work towards their wildest fantasies, they will happen.

never give up on all your loves and dreams, let them out to be loud!…;< please comment here! :)


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tubanluan Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2016
Where in the world do you live? Your town must be full of pretty girls. All of your pictures are exceptionally beautiful.
focusonthegoodtimes Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
you are missed.... terribly.

I hope your day and your life is amazing!  you are a brilliant artist with so much to offer.

:rose:  just breathtaking!  :iconballoonplz:
Destiny3000 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016  Hobbyist Writer

Hope you have a great day!
BaselZmediacenter Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
happy birthday , whishing the best for your life ;)
Wetterlage Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016
Let me send you all my best wishes to your birthday :shamrock:, my dear Nirrimi!  :iconflowersplz:
I hope that you're fine and that you have a great time! :sun:  :-)
tripx713 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016
Happy Birthday! :airborne:
Destroyer77 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016
Happy Birthday!

Curlurtoes Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016
I feel like an absolute IDIOT for missing this Gallery for so long! I hope you return to dA someday.
PeLKS Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Your Art is Stunning!
Firragol Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy birthday!
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