When I first started taking pictures of food, I hoarded food and travel magazines. I stared at beautiful photography and tried to analyze the light, the photographers point of view…
…trying to decipher their technique and how they worked the light.
I discovered Mikkel Vang‘s work in that process. His editorial stories for Donna Hay, Vogue Living, Elle Decor, Gourmet and so many more are evoking, lush, colorful – always telling a story of people, places and food.
This passed weekend I was fortunate to be able to attend a workshop taught by Mikkel where we learned about light, storytelling and photography. We walked the streets of Gothenburg with eyes wide open looking for light, hidden corners, food and people to create a storyboard of the city.
What an amazing experience this was for me. Still fresh in my mind. Left filled with inspiration, new tools and ideas.
I will be in Sweden for a few more days.
Headed to Katrineholm next where I will be teaching a food styling and photography workshop myself. We will be staying at a lake house and exploring the areas food culture and environment. Ola Rudin will be joining and guiding us on a foraging tour and discovery of the areas wild foods. I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am about this.
There is still nearly another month for me in Europe. After Sweden, the Basque Country.
I cannot wait to share more images with you.