Meet Martika, a visionary photographer whose inspiring journey is a tale of determination and creativity. Her dream has always been to pursue her photography career in the vibrant landscapes of the United States, particularly in the bustling cities of New York City and Los Angeles. However, like many of us, her plans took an unexpected turn due to the global pandemic and the emergence of exciting local projects. Now, she is more determined than ever to take the leap and make her dream a reality before the year comes to an end.
T. What would you like to achieve this coming year?
M. I’ve been planning to move to The States for quite some years to pursue my photography career either in NYC or Los Angeles. But because of the pandemic and new local projects everything got postponed. So I would love to finally make that step before the end of this year.
T. How would you define your signature style?
M. I would describe my style as clean, usually colorful with a strong point of view. As I mostly shoot portraits and fashion campaigns, my main focus is the personality of the person in front of my lens and try to accentuate their unique beauty.
T. How does your creative work empower you?
M. It gives me the power to share my perspective with the world. I sometimes have younger girls walking up to me saying they got into photography because they saw my work somewhere. I think that’s amazing! Female perspective is much needed in a male-dominated (photography) world, so I’m happy to do my part.
T. Looking at today, what would you want to advise your younger self?
T. What inspires you to step out of your comfort zone?
M. My work automatically gets me out of my comfort zone cause that’s what makes it fun! I’m easily bored so I try to work with people and brands that are open for new suggestions. The possibilities to constantly create new ideas and seeing them come to fruition is only possible if you step out of your comfort zone.
T. What brings you joy?
M. It brings me joy to see how surprised or happy people get when they eventually see the results of their shoot. Or when I create something that exceeds my own expectations, that’s a constant goal.
T. What has been your favorite project so far?