Another first for my workshops! I approached the obscenely talented Matanna Katz of Ethereal Bound Journal to lead a styling hour at my Ink + Foil workshop. Styling is something I have been working on especially in the last year and it was truly exceptional to see the difference between the photographs the attendees took during the workshop compared to the photographs during the styling hour. Drawings, or anything else for that matter, are elevated with a thoughtful approach to props and natural lighting.
Matanna is an expert visual storyteller and it was such an honour to work with her on this. She is a very special person that sincerely goes the extra mile. She came to meet with me a few times, we had a little styled shoot for the gift bags at my apartment and she even joined for the entire workshop never hesitating to lend a helping hand. Now that is an inspiring woman that is not only immensely talented but enthusiastic and adores her job so much that she is always willing to go above and beyond.
Matanna’s CV speaks for itself with an internship at Sunday Suppers in New York, work for multiple local brands and even top television shows like Top Billing and The Expresso Show. Her incredible eye for styling, photography and expert social media content is so desperately needed in all areas of business whether your are creative or not. Your visual content carries your brand and makes a vital first impression long before clients have even met you.
I had the pleasure of dusting off my camera and capturing the process of Matanna teaching the attendees about styling, photography and social media. It has been a while since I photographed an event so I really had a bit of a creative happy dance while shooting the behind the scenes shots. Take a look!
INK + FOIL WORKSHOP
Photographer | Maria Magdalena
Venue | The Styling Shed
Foliage | Bouwer Flowers
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