1. Flo Fox bought a camera with her very first paycheck at the age of 26 and has carried it with her everyday since.
"40 years it will be in a few months. Everyday wherever i've gone in the street or in bed with someone – I've covered everything in my camera."
2. She has been living with multiple sclerosis for 39 years and kicking lung cancer's ass for 9 years – it doesn't slow her down a bit.
3. For 17 years, Flo lived in New York City's Greenwich Village neighborhood photographing the unique street life.
"Anything on the way to my daily events, all kinds of crazy city shots."
4. Born completely blind in one eye – with failing eyesight in the other – she refused to give up her passion for photography.
5. Now that she can no longer hold a camera or press the shutter button, she relies on her aide to take the photos everyday – with her stern direction of course.
6. She has overcome some seriously unbelievable childhood circumstances.
7. She once snuck inside the World Trade Center and flirted her way to the top for this photograph:
8. When a New York City office informed her they didn't have the funding to build a wheelchair ramp on a certain corner...
... she took matters into her own hands by buying the cement and physically building the ramp herself.
9. She doesn't shy away from taking "naughty photographs."
10. In fact, she has her own "dickthology".
11. In 1976, she fearlessly posed for Playboy.
12. Her photography is stunning...
...and never without humor.
13. The most badass thing about Flo? Her unbridled passion for life and endless enthusiasm – even in the face of adversity.
A few words on Flo from the director, Riley Hooper:
There's obviously a lot of wisdom and inspiration to be gleaned from this story. On a personal level, it's sobering to think that Flo bought her first camera when she was about the same age as I am -- and that four years later she would be diagnosed with MS. Yet it's inspiring to see that her positive outlook and intense passion for her work has allowed her to persevere. It's a motivating reminder to never take anything for granted in my life, or make excuses in pursuing my filmmaking. Those are, of course, cliched maxims. Yet they're ones I now resonate with on a deeper level, and I have Flo to thank for that.