As a teenager, Wayland (nicknamed "Sway") was interested in playing different characters and was involved in various theatre projects and dance groups. In 1999, she began collegiate study in Braunschweig and met glamour and fashion photographer Norman Richter.
Richter and Sway developed a mutual interest in creating interesting and artistic visions and discovered latex as a clothing material. Working together, they developed this new hobby.
Hobby soon turned to passion and in Sway's own words, "It was such a new, interesting and exciting feeling to model in latex and it takes no long time and I was totally addicted to that beautiful material which became an important part in my life"
From 2004, Wayland's print career started to pick up, and Sway appeared on advertisements and flyers for Germany's biggest latex fetish events (for example, German Fetish Fair 2004 and multiple Lounge Bizarre flyers).