Interview with: Martini Severin
Company Name: Severin Photography
Location / Coverage: London, Britain and the world
How did the business get started and who works at Severin Photography?
My work in photography started in 2008 when I freelanced for a few fashion publications. A friend who knew how much I loved photography asked me to cover her wedding, then some of her friends asked me to cover their weddings. You could say that wedding photography found me.
Had you always wanted to be a photographer?
In retrospect I think I always wanted to be a photographer. I studied old-school photography – that is using a 35mm camera and developing my own film in the darkroom. Since 1997 I’ve had solo photography exhibitions all the while studying policy and pursuing a career in child development policy.
Though I freelanced as a photographer while getting my masters at Harvard and later pursued wedding photography part-time, it wasn’t until we moved to the UK that I decided to dedicate 100% of myself to my craft.
Can you remember how old you were when you took your first picture? What was it of?
I don’t remember taking my first photo, but I do remember discovering my 35mm camera and pretending to be a photo-journalist.