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Oswestry teen working with star photographer John Rankin

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A young photographer from Oswestry who turned her life around with help from the Prince's Trust is working with photographer to the stars, John Rankin, shooting an advertising campaign for the youth charity.

A young photographer from Oswestry who turned her life around with help from the Prince's Trust is working with photographer to the stars, John Rankin, shooting an advertising campaign for the youth charity.

Care Johnson, 18, has been working with the photographer at his London studio to shoot advertising images for a campaign which has paired industry leaders with six Prince's Trust young people.

They included fashion designer Zandra Rhodes, food writer and chef Gizzi Erskine and beauty entrepreneur Liz Earle.

Care had been struggling to find work before the Prince's Trust helped her set up as a photographer. At 16, she left college and moved from Yorkshire, becoming estranged from her family. Her love of horses led to the start of a successful career as a head show groom at a large showing yard in Telford.

But just five months into the job, a mild childhood allergy became severe, Care was admitted to hospital twice and had to accept her doctor's advice to stop working with animals. But she struggled to find other work. As a head show groom, Care had used professional camera equipment to take photographs at riding competitions.

"It just came naturally to me and I had always enjoyed it. I decided if no one was going to give me a job, I was going to create one for myself by becoming a photographer."

She was chosen from a number of Trust-supported photographers in the UK by Rankin to work with him.

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