We caught up with our good friend Catie Allen who shot our latest Women's campaign, Pacific Oasis. Keep reading below to find out more!

How did you get into photography?

It was my grandpa who originally sparked my love of photography. Every time we got together as a family, my grandpa would have his camera out taking photos of us kids. My interest in taking photos grew so much so that I would constantly be collecting magazines, catalogues (particularly swimwear) and always taking note about who shot what and where and how. It was my grandpa who gave me my first film camera, a PENTAX, ME Super and from that moment onwards, I haven’t stopped.

What’s it like travelling around the world for work?

It is an absolute blessing! Being able to experience different cultures and lifestyles whilst working is a dream come true. It is enriching on so many levels and has definitely encouraged a dynamic range of inspiration.

Favourite country you’ve visited?

It’s hard to say. Each country has its own, unique charm filled with wonders and delight! Although I’ve grown up immersed in coastal life style, I’m an alpine girl at heart, so landscapes like Canada, France and New Zealand come to mind.

Greatest accomplishment as a photographer?

I guess my biggest accomplishment has to be running my own business from scratch with little previous experience. I think it’s all about enthusiasm and not giving up! I’m so grateful to be doing what I love doing and making a living out of it at the same time!

Who do you aspire to be like?

There isn’t a particular person whom I aspire to be like, however, I truly believe that dreams and goals realise when you keep a positive attitude if you are kind to yourself and love others unconditionally. I feel complete when I am reminded of these things and simplify my life back to these core fundamentals. I aspire to never loose sight of this.

Favourite photographer?

Annie Leibovitz and her breath taking, approach to portrait photography and Helmut Newton, I adore the way he tells stories within his work. He had such a wonderful sense of humour.