CITY OF LIGHTS: Morgahna Godwin captured well-known photographer Bill Cunningham at work in New York.
CITY OF LIGHTS: Morgahna Godwin captured well-known photographer Bill Cunningham at work in New York. Morgahna Godwin.

How Bundy photographer came to photograph stars

BEFORE making her way to the Rum City, founder of Manage Endo, Morgahna Godwin, lived in the Big Apple.

Aged 20, she said goodbye to New Zealand and hello New York.

 

NEW YORK: Morgahna Godwin took these shots while working in the Big Apple.
NEW YORK: Morgahna Godwin took these shots while working in the Big Apple. Morgahna Godwin.

"I did not study photography, I studied micro economics and marketing and then concurrently at another university I studied painting," Ms Godwin said.

"I got to the third year of my degrees and started looking at all the people I admired and all of the successful people I wanted to emulate and there was a common thread and that was New York City.

 

NEW YORK CITY: Photos taken by Bargara resident Morgahna Godwin.
NEW YORK CITY: Photos taken by Bargara resident Morgahna Godwin. Morgahna Godwin.

"When I went to New York City, I started working for the photo director of a fashion magazine, one of the big fashion magazines, and she had a start-up at the time.

"She allowed me to have free rein over understanding social media, and that's when social media wasn't really that big and I learnt how to code from that."

It was there in the concrete jungle where Ms Godwin says she learnt the art of the pursuit.

"I started doing a bit of photography for her and she taught me a little bit and all of a sudden I was photographing at New York Fashion Week, which was very strange," she said.

"But I really believe that if you keep saying yes to things you will eventually get to where you want to be.

"I learnt from being in New York how to get things and how to go out there and pursue something - like really pursue it, not shyly say something is my idea, otherwise you will be literally left on the street."

Ms Godwin said it was her drive that got her where she wanted to be and empowered her to find a solution to her endometriosis.

"I can't take no for an answer and the word 'can't' really bothers me," she said.

"It's banned from our household."

 

NEW YORK CITY: Photos taken by Bargara resident Morgahna Godwin.
NEW YORK CITY: Photos taken by Bargara resident Morgahna Godwin. Morgahna Godwin


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