Affiliate Disclosure
If you buy through our links, we may get a commission. Read our ethics policy.

Tim Cook promotes model car iPhone photographer on World Autism Awareness Day

Anthony Ryan Schmidt [Via Twitter/tim_cook]

Apple CEO Tim Cook has marked World Autism Awareness Day and Autism Acceptance Month with a tweet, showcasing the talents of a young iPhone photographer shooting model cars.

April is Autism Acceptance Month, with April 2 designated as World Autism Awareness Day. To mark the two, Tim Cook tweeted on subject by shining light on an inventive iPhone photographer.

Saturday's tweet by Cook talks about Anthony Ryan Schmidt, a 14-year-old photographer on the autistic spectrum. Using his skills, Schmidt takes photographs of model cars, but in such a way to make them look like real full-size versions.

"From the age of six, Anthony has expressed his love for photography," writes Cook. "He now shares his larger-than-life iPhone images of model cars with fans around the world and his creativity really shines through!"

Along with the #ShotoniPhone and #AutismAcceptanceMonth hashtags, Cook also posts two images taken by Schmidt, a behind-the-scenes shot showing the photographer at work, and includes his Instagram handle.

Schmidt has a sizable audience for his work, with over 37.7 thousand followers on his Instagram account. He also launched his first-ever solo gallery show on April 1st in Washington, which will run until April 29th.