Donato di Camillo grew up in a family that couldn’t afford a film for their camera so instead he just pretended to be a world famous photographer. Later in life he ended up in prison for a series of thefts and passed his time gazing at National Geographic magazines admiring their amazing photography. When he got out of prison in 2011 he decided to use books and YouTube to teach himself the basics of photography.
It turned out Donato is a talented guy: check out some of the amazing photos he took on his website: http://donatodicamillo.com.
This story is so fascinating because it shows that if you really want something and put courage and effort into it, there is no excuse not to try and reach your goals. Also it shows it is never too late to change your life around.