Martina Wärenfeldt's fine art portraiture stems from her childhood dream of becoming an artist. "I wanted to do paintings and pictures, but I had no talent and couldn't get anything onto paper or canvas," she says. "Somehow the stars aligned and from necessity, I got to become an artist through the way I shoot. My childhood dream has sort of come true."
Born in Växjö, Sweden, Martina moved to California, USA, aged 18, unsure of the direction she wanted her career to take. "My mum found me a position as a nanny just north of Los Angeles, and said, 'Why don't you go and do it for a year?'" she explains. "I'm sure she regretted it when I was gone for eight!"