Megan – Sea For Yourself
Megan Hemsworth is a young photographer and a happy soul based in Cornwall, UK. Her photos capture an unconditional love of the ocean with amazing results. We have fallen in love with her photos, so we needed a chat with her.
SO, WHO IS MEGAN HEMSWORTH?
Well, I am a happy fun loving girl who enjoys living life around positive likeminded people. I spend my days planning shoots and enjoying the nature around me. I moved to Cornwall to study Fashion photography at Falmouth university, soon to graduate in July. I’m so excited to further my photography career and meet lots of new people. My whole life I have been lucky enough to be brought up around the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside and the Cornish beaches. I now live in Cornwall but plan to work wherever my photography takes me.
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE PHOTOGRAPHY, WHAT INSPIRED YOU?
From a young age I have always had a passion for practical subjects like art, textiles and photography. Alongside school work, trips to the beach and fashion lifestyle magazines have always been a main inspiration to me for as long as I can remember. I wanted a career that combines these together, then I found my love for photography. Having total creativity behind the lens was so exciting and slowly I realised I could photograph surf/fashion lifestyle. This to me is the perfect career.
APART FROM YOUR CAMERA, WHAT THINGS YOU NEVER LEAVE HOME WITHOUT?
Honestly I very rarely take much with me. I always need my phone in case I scout models I would like to work with, or if I get talking to people I would like to collaborate with. However I can confidently say I always leave home with a crazy amount of energy and positivity. Something we should all leave home with in the morning is the want to positively impact other people´s lives.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE THING TO PHOTOGRAPH AND HOW DO YOU ACHIEVE IT?
The ocean, when I get the chance to swim out into the sea on my own I feel so connected to nature. It’s a place where I can think clearly and purely focus on the beauty of the sea and how the light hits the water. I do of course love working with models but there is something about swimming on your own and working to impress no one but yourself that fascinates me. Time stands still, it´s just me the water and my camera. HEAVEN ! I shoot on a Nikon D810 with the Ikelite underwater housing, however I started on a waterproof digital camera that I still use even now.
DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN THREE WORDS
Outgoing, kind, creative
WHERE WOULD BE YOUR DREAM DESTINATION ASSIGNMENT?
Hawaii, I have been there once before and I fell in love with the islands. Anywhere where there are beaches, positive people and a lively atmosphere.
WHAT´S YOUR AMBITION?
To be happy and surrounded by the people I love, whilst having a balance between producing work that pushes me and hopefully leads to a exciting career in photography.
WHAT GIVES YOU THE BIGGEST SMILE?
Having a laugh with my friends.
ANY ADVICE FOR GIRLS WANTING TO GET INTO PHOTOGRAPHY?
Start shooting whatever inspires you!!! If your passionate about it then you'll want to keep producing more. Don’t be scared of failure or taking a bad image, this is what makes us develop and progress. I started shooting everything from landscapes to my family holidays. Naturally you will shoot more of what you love and before you know it you'll have a style. I’m still developing my own style and probably always will be because the great thing about photography is its all down to peoples opinions, if you love it then really that’s all that matters. Keep aspiring to be the best version of yourself.
Follow Megan on Instagram: @meganhemsworth
Check out Megan´s work at: www.meganhemsworth.com