Girl Behind The Lens: Ivana Martyn
Top: Over & Over Bikini Top / Bottoms: Over & Over Slim Bottoms
Career highlights to date?
Every editorial I shoot for Russh makes me feel pretty special. Getting flown to Sydney for jobs when there's a plethora of amazing photographers already up there that clients can choose from tells me i’m on the right track.
Currently obsessing about?
Bikini: Halter Cut Out One Piece
Tell us how you got into the World of Fashion...
I was pushed into modelling from a young age, but I refused it until I was 18 and finished high school. Then suddenly it was on. i was on the other side of the world, it took me everywhere, the most luxurious of lifestyles to the worst. It allowed me to explore life. For the experiences, the people I met and the amazing clients I worked for, I am forever grateful - they have brought me to where I am today. For some it's been 10 years I am working with the same amazing clients, they have transitioned with me from model to photographer and we have grown together as brand and identity. But, it (modelling) was never my passion and forever I was searching for something else, until now.
"...the people I met and the amazing clients I worked for, I am forever grateful."
Jumpsuit: De Coup Jumpsuit in White
What do you find rewarding about your current career path?
I find photography very rewarding, both personally and professionally. It’s the constant fulfilment. The constant learning. I am creating something that makes people happy, we are creating together. I’ve photographed some really inspiring people with an amazing story to tell. I always like hearing where they have come from, how they got there, and their experiences in life, then capturing that and translating that into a portrait.
Dress: Sweet Thing Lace Mini Dress
What would you tell people who want to explore their creativity as a career?
Definitely do it. To make a living from what you love doing is one of the greatest pleasures in life.
Dress: Midi Slip Dress
Who do you admire and why?
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