Star Photographer Petra Collins Is Taking Her Talents to MasterClass

Petra Collins was a teenager when she first picked up a 35 mm camera, not

knowing much about the device or the industry that revolves around it.

According to the 29-year-old native of Toronto, Canada, she “never learned the

basics,” leaving her to explore the medium as her own teacher

a journey that has now blossomed into a celebrated editorial and commercial career

and made her known for a defining photography style of the 2010s.

When I took a photography class as a young person, I never felt that anything

penetrated; it felt like I was not learning how to take a photo

“When I found alternative ways of learning, it really helped with my practice.”