Affordable and fashionable: The 23-year-old founder of $2m film camera brand 35mm Co. speaks to DCW

 Madison Stefanis has created an affordable and fun film camera small enough to fit in your clutch bag.
(Image credit: Madison Stefanis)

When Madison Stefanis, now 23, dropped out of The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in the last semester of her bachelor of Business degree, she could never have imagined she would soon have a multimillion-dollar business. 

After maintaining a successful side hustle flipping vintage cameras while still at university, she soon ran into supply issues due to the renewed interest in retro film cameras. It was then she turned her attention to developing her own film camera. 

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Leonie Helm
Staff Writer

After graduating from Cardiff University with an Master's Degree in Journalism, Media and Communications Leonie developed a love of photography after taking a year out to travel around the world. 

While visiting countries such as Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Bangladesh and Ukraine with her trusty Nikon, Leonie learned how to capture the beauty of these inspiring places, and her photography has accompanied her various freelance travel features. 

As well as travel photography Leonie also has a passion for wildlife photography both in the UK and abroad.