Q&A: Natalia Dolan on Turning Passion Projects into Business Growth
April 11, 2018
As with many passion projects, it was something in Natalia Dolan’s day job as an editorial and commercial portrait photographer that led to a great idea. While photographing women for clients such as Ryerson University and Google Canada, she discovered that the behind-the-scenes moments unfolding between her subjects and the friends they would bring on set as emotional support were of equal interest to her as the individuals themselves.
“There are so many different variations of friendship,” Dolan says. “And a female friendship is powerful—it’s something that could really outlive a romantic relationship.”
That concept, combined with a need to grow her business and promote her work, was all Dolan needed to bring the Girl Friends Project to life. She spends every second Sunday afternoon in her studio, shooting a diverse range of female friends that she’s come across through Instagram and her own online research.
Read more about Natalia Dolan's Girl Friends Project and see the images in our Features section.