Zhang Jingna is by far one of my favorite editorial/commercial photographers. I’ve followed her work since she was still in school studying fashion and somehow she picked up photography on the way. Needless to say, she quit pursuing fashion and took up photography full-time and shot her first major campaign at the age of 20. At only age 22 (possibly 23? now) she has already amassed a huge repertoire of clients including, but not limited to, the likes of Harper’s Bazaar and Elle Singapore.
I just think she really speaks for anyone with a passion in the creative arts (or otherwise) that if you put your mind to it and you truly work to develop your craft, you can pretty much take on the world.