As a photographer, it is important for me to invest time and money on acquiring new knowledge, getting new impulses and keeping the passion and inspiration alive.
So off to Moda e Arte workshop I went this spring.
Amalfi coast has been my dream destination for quite a while now, so that also made me hop on this faster than I could say “jump”!
Also, as an artist, I do want to be able to expand my horizon, to grow and come closer to a style I feel is mine.
I have long been a fan of film photography in wedding and most artists I admire in this field uses film as their medium.
The esthetic, feel and depth is just something I am attracted to.
I had been thinking about film ever since I started up and now I wanted to take this one step further (but it actually leaped plenty of steps ahead).
This workshop was driven around film photography as well and KT Merry, one of my most favorite film photographer was one of the lecturers.
Most of the images below are shot with film.
Other than 4 test rolls I shot at home just a couple of weeks before the workshop, I haven’t shot film before and medium format film cameras (except for when film was all that was available, amateur basis, and that time I used the cheap ones).
I brought 40 rolls with me and all of them was used and I expected to use just half.
What actually amazed me besides the result and the look is how I started to slow down, be more deliberate and careful in composition when taking the pictures.
And not to mention how little time was needed in post-processing after receiving them from the amazing Richard Photo Lab.
We had two wonderful days of shooting and mingling and brief introduction the first evening.
We had boudoir shoot, table setting, getaway/vintage car shoot, bridals portraits and details from prep.
Joy’s impeccable styling left us gasping of all the beautiful things around this gorgeous surrounding is so much inspiration and eye candy.
We were allowed inside her vision and dream.
You can read more about the people who took part of this workshop here, and full credits are below the images.
Thanks again to the lecturers, collaborators/suppliers and the other attendees aka friends.
Thanks for inspiring with your hard work, talent, determination and dreams.
And next september, I will be able to shoot a real wedding in the very same place, Hotel Caruso. I can’t hardly wait!
So if you are planning your wedding here or nearby on a date near 2nd september, please do contact me at angelie(at)angelworx.no.
And if you are thinking of another date of having a wedding in Italy, I am open for that too ;)
Workshop – Moda e arte workshop arranged by KT Merry and Sandra Aaberg // Concept, styling, florals & design – Joy Proctor Design // Location – Belmond Hotel Caruso // Head pieces, veils & styling – Jannie Blatzer // Hair & makeup – Sandra Lovisco // Models – Denisa of MP Management Milan and Tomasso of Elite models // Groom styling, details accessories and attire (green door/stairs, getaway/vintage car and details shoot) – David Fittin // Gown & initmates – Elle and Cee // Poem with Lingered and stationaries (boudoir shoot) – Brown Paper Design // Poem and hearts with bride and stationary (table setting and detail shoot) – Carolyn Jane Calligraphy // Blush boots and coat (getaway/vintage car shoot) – Delphine Manivet // Lace boots (not pictured): Harriet Wilde // Lace boots 2 – Monique Lhuillier through Chic Parisien Bridal// Bridal clutch – Maria Elena through Chic Parisien Bridal // China & Silverware – Joy’s own collection // Linens – La Tavola Linen // Gown in garden – Jesper Høvring // Gown (donkey shoot) – Mira Zwillinger // Donkey rented from Massimo Oliva and special thanks to Tano Amato // Stationary (donkey shoot) – Lazaro Press // Champagne coupe – Joy’s own collection // Gown (green door and stairs) – Elie Saab through Vintage Bride // Vintage tray – Joy’s own collection // Silk ribbon (table setting) – Silk and Willow // Candelabras and candle holders – Classic vintage rentals // Plates, glassware and silverware – Joy’s own collection // Cake & chairs. location (table setting) – Belmond Hotel Caruso // Gown (bride on the rock) – Inbal Dror thorugh Chic Parisien Bridal // Groom’s attire (by the ruins) – Chad Keffer (hubby and assistant/second shooter to KT Merry) // Dress, bride (getaway/vintage car shoot) – Lula Kate // Car – Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider through Sprintage // Car signage/banner with calligraphy – A creative affair //
Film lab (also sponsor of the workshop) – Richard Photo Lab // Film used – Fuji Pro400H // Film camera – Contax 645 w/ 80 f 2.0 Zeiss lens and Canon EOS1v (HS version) with various L-lens (100mm macro, 85 1.2 and 24 1.4) // Digital camera – Canon 5D Mark III with various L-lens (100 mm macro, 85 1.2 and 24 1.4)