Martin Bay and Maria Rosendal carry each other’s happiness and sorrows, but also camera equipment and photo ideas, through life and career. Foto Factory is a result of their common interest in photography. The company was founded seven years ago. They chose to dedicate their lives to photography and now have a thriving company standing strong on their solid relationship.
– Photography is a lifestyle to us and we cannot go anywhere without thinking about photo opportunities. It has been a common way in which we can express our artistic needs and something we share and develop together as business partners, friends as well as husband and wife, says Maria Rosendal.
Together, they took their photographing interest to a new level. From hobby to business. Maria and Martin value each other's strengths originating from their different backgrounds. Maria picked up the camera more recently and quickly learned to see the beauty in small details.
– Both of us think we have developed our talent because we cannot stop taking photographs. Martin started in his younger days to explore nature with his camera by documenting all the bugs and critters he found. To me, it started as a process of seeing things more in detail and from different angels, says Maria.
They trust each other's expertise and see only strength in deciding on the next step of their business journey, hand in hand. Each morning, however, the business is set aside to provide space for family life.
– We always prioritize and enjoy having time for a proper breakfast for us and the kids. After sending the kids off we have time to talk and work on whatever needs attention in the studio, says Martin Bay.