Perseverance is key, as far as Ilvy is concerned. "I think that if a story is important to you, then you should just run with it. Editors might tell you it's a boring story, or that they don't have the budget to publish it, and often won't even get back to you at all. But if you feel in your heart that a story needs to be told, stick at it. For my Afrikaner Blood project, I got told 'no' so many times, but if you believe in something, you have to keep going. Never give up."
Like Magnus, Ilvy now shoots with a Canon EOS R5. "This camera has literally changed my day-to-day job as a photographer. Thanks to the EOS R5, I've truly become a better storyteller. It makes everything so easy, intuitive and instant. I can react much more quickly, and because the R5 focuses so crazy fast, I can put my time and energy into really connecting with people, instead of being busy with and distracted by the need to adjust camera settings. It's the most amazing extension of all the great lenses and other gear that I've already been working with."