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.
The beginning of Foto Factory
Martin’s and Maria's paths crossed 10 years ago. At that time, they were unaware of that they would one day fulfill their common dream to start photographing on a full-time basis. For a while, they settled in Scotland, where the idea of Foto Factory began to grow.
– We were inspired by the Scottish nature and after a visit to Wild Photo in London we were inspired by the photographers to start our own photography business. There is a big tradition of nature photography in the UK and we met photographers high up in the Scottish Highlands andon the mountains of Whales. We were swept away by the stories, the galleries and our own eager to live as photographers, says Martin Bay.
Foto Factory is a concept that allows them to have control over the entire process, from the creation phase to distribution and marketing. A chain of business steps that enables them to distinguish from the crowd. However, Foto Factory primarly gives them the opportunity to do what they love.
– For both of us photography is something we cannot leave behind and love when we can swing the camera over the shoulder and exploring nature, light and compositions, says Maria Rosendal.