People around the world are looking at beautiful photos of four-year-old Auckland girl Violet Spring, taken by her mum Holly.
The Te Atatu mother has taken out the creative photographer of the year award from the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photographers.
Her photos have piqued the interest of major media organisations not only because of the works’ ethereal beauty but also because of Violet’s interesting story.
“Holly Spring is a one-of-a-kind mother who took up photography after her young daughter’s struggles with Hirschsprung’s Disease and no left hand,” reported website Wimp.
The Daily Mail website reported today that photography was far from Spring’s mind when Violet was struck down.
“Clinging to life in an Auckland Hospital, it was at that this point the New Zealand mother realised just how incredibly important her daughter’s fragile life was to her, so she began documenting it using digital photography,” the Daily Mail said.
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Spring said that everything changed in her life when Violet became ill.
“I knew she was everything and that I would devote my art and life to her.”
She said she was only now becoming aware that her photos were creating a global sensation.
“It’s gone all over the world; I am overwhelmed by it all.”
Violet, who starts school soon, loves being the model.
“It is all role playing. We make it a game.”
The pictures are often a Photoshop blending of Violet and other pictures taken, including landscapes.
A photo of Violet standing in a boat is actually her at a Northland beach inlet in a boat on the beach paired with a mix of Te Atatu sky shots made to look like water.