This week for our #fabfivequestionsfriday we chat to Martine - Founder of model photography brand ViaMartine. Based in The Netherlands, Martine creates and produces beautiful Model photography prints which are available for sale online. There is also an option to upload and print your own instagram photos onto various print formats via her website. Your own personal or inspirational moments can therefore become beautiful pictures you can collect in a book, use for interior styling or even send as a postcard. I have been using Martine's Model photography prints for a few years now, both at home and in my shoots - I find the images really striking and the prints of a lovely quality.
WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO START YOUR BLOG?
My inspiration to start my own blog were all the beauiful blogs I was reading at that time. To start my own business was the next step. After taking pictures with my mobile and the comments I got on Instagram, I became curious how this would look on paper.
So I started to make a concept with nice products. Such as polaroids, cards, posters etc. Later on I also started to make Model prints. With my own photos printed on hiqh quality posters, forex and cards, Via Martine now has retailers worldwide.
WHAT HAS BEEN THE MOST CHALLENGING TIME IN YOUR BUSINESS SO FAR?
Trying to combine my family, my job in our other company and my own business with Instagramprints and Modelphotograpy prints.
It’s been busy and it still is, but we try to keep it simple at home. The most important thing is that I have enough support from my husband and kids. My daughter is a very big help with her creative mind, she understands my ideas.
WHAT WOULD YOUR IDEAL WORKING ENVIRONMENT OR STUDIO SPACE LOOK LIKE?
Well, that will be enough space with large tables and with the best people to work with.
CAN YOU DESCRIBE YOUR OWN INTERIOR STYLE IN ONE SENTENCE?
My interior style is calm, basic and simple.
HOW DO YOU MOTIVATE YOURSELF TO KEEP YOUR BUSINESS RUNNING SMOOTHLY?
My motivation is not so difficult. I am always busy, thinking and trying to do the best I can.
> You can follow Martine over on Instagram at @viamartine or visit her website at www.viamartine.nl