Oliver with one of his photos - of an owl - on the computer screen in the background
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Photographer with Down's syndrome 'sees the world differently'

Photographer Oliver Hellowell has Down's syndrome, which his mother says means he sees the world differently from most people.

Oliver's unique way of capturing the natural world has recently gained him a lot of fans.

Just over a year ago, his mother Wendy O'Carroll set up a Facebook page for the 18-year-old's photography. That page now has more than 10,500 followers.

"It's not just the numbers that have surprised the family, it's the range of people," says Wendy. The page has fans from Brazil to Alaska.

Oliver hopes that photography - particularly of birds - can become his full-time profession.

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Video journalist: Kate Monaghan

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  • 09 Sep 2014
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