When you hear the words "17-year-old fashion photographer" your gag reflex probably goes into effect, especially when you learn that her mother's a fashion writer who started bringing her along to shows when she was in grade school. But Isabelle Erb actually seems like a nice kid who's super passionate about photography. She's homeschooled, and "instead of dashing off to St. Bart's on school breaks, Isabelle has gone on church missions to Malawi and New Orleans." Isabelle is a photographer for the website totallycool.net. and something of a mascot to the other shutterbugs in "The Pit," which, incidentally, sounds horrible. Are we pettily aware of how good this will look on a college application? Yes. But do we resent it? Not as much as usual! [NY Times]