Olivia – Turning Reality Into Dreams
Olivia Bayly is a fashion photographer based in Cornwall, UK, and she´s the one behind many of the photos for the Nusa Swimwear that you can see in our boutique. We asked her how she ended up doing what she loves:
FIRSTLY, OLIVIA, PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF, WHERE´S YOUR HOME AND WHAT´S THE VIBE LIKE THERE?
Hello, I’m from a small town in Cornwall called Perranporth, which is about 8 miles from Newquay. I love where I live, the overall vibe is very relaxed and everyone knows each other. At the moment though, I am currently travelling for about 2 years starting off in Thailand (which is where I am right now), and then onto Bali and followed onto Australia.
WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO TAKE UP PHOTOGRAPHY AS A LIVING?
I’ve always enjoyed creating photographs even from an early age when I got my first digital camera at the age of 12. I was obsessed and still am with freezing a memory, which I could always keep and look back on (hence why I have bought about 4 cameras with me travelling). As time went on, and my skills progressed with picture taking as well as Photoshop, I began to realize that I wanted to pursue this as a career and went and studied at University.
APART FROM YOUR CAMERA, WHAT THINGS YOU NEVER LEAVE HOME WITHOUT?
I never ever leave the house without my phone, as I also like to take photos on that and add them onto Instagram/Snapchat.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE?
My style has changed throughout the years; I’ve almost always loved the dreamy and ethereal aesthetic. My style also changes with the jobs that I have depending on what sort of look the client is after and also the mood of the clothing/jewelry etc.
DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN THREE WORDS
Confident, Imaginative, Passionate
WHERE WOULD BE YOUR DREAM DESTINATION ASSIGNMENT?
I’d have to say probably Hawaii or Bali, as they are amazing places! Hopefully I can find a few shoots in Bali for Nusa Swimwear.
WHAT NEW PROJECTS DO YOU HAVE IN THE PIPELINE?
At the moment, I don’t have any apart from documenting my travels, which will be seen on my Instagram so, stay tuned ;)
WHICH SONG SUMS UP YOUR LIFE RIGHT NOW?
I’m not sure whether it sums up my life but I LOVE ‘This Girl’ – Kungs vs Cookin on 3 Burners. Such a good song!
ANY ADVICE FOR GIRLS WANTING TO GET INTO PHOTOGRAPHY?
I’d have to say...as cheesy as it sounds, just go with your originality and understand that confidence comes with time. It also takes a while to eventually figure out the style and technique of your photography and how you like to portray your images. In time, your skills will improve and you will get to a point where you’re self-assured and happy with your work.
Follow Olivia on Instagram: oliviabaylyphotography