Sunday, March 2, 2014
I find comfort in quiet mornings. For those who know me, as of late I've been stretching myself in many directions with hospital work, on-call shifts and efforts to keep growing creatively that at times I wonder if there is an easy how-to guide on doing it right.
(It is overcast and gray in Dublin right now and I am still in bed, a very good thing right now).
At the end of February we attended a food photography workshop held by Marte Marie Forsberg in dreamy Shaftesbury, England. She truly is a visual story maker: the way she speaks is gentle and even, closing your eyes listening to her images suddenly appear clean, vivid and emotive. Learning to play with light using simple boards, create shadows, understand our camera settings was a joy to learn under her tutelage.
George Maguire once said 'the eye is always caught by light, but shadows have more to say'. I cannot think of a better way to describe her work. And as for Shaftesbury, well it just does not get any more idyllic than that. My little heart is already dreaming of spending many long cottage days there when I grow old.
*To Ajda and Tricia, a very heartfelt thank you for being the sweetest angels on my very Murphy's law day that Saturday.