Katie Marx, florist
I remember a high school teacher shout at me once, ‘Wake up and smell the flowers!’. From the moment I left the classroom to go and talk to the principal I never really understood what the hell she meant. Why would someone get angry at me for not smelling flowers when I woke up in the morning. Now I understand. I think my highschool teacher must have been a florist. Probably not as incredibly talented as Katie Marx but her passion certainly was up there. When I arrived on location at Butterland, an old butter factory in Newstead, I met Katie and her team who were doing the flowers and foliage for Celeste and Sam’s wedding | Trade LXXXIV.
The Pixel Trade was a shoot mixed into all the preparations for the wedding. I ate, dreamt and wondered Butterland for 4 days while the venue grew into a sanctuary of flowers, figs and twigs. Katie made this place look unbelievable, it’s one thing to photograph a wedding but when all the people involved make a place what it is, it makes my story telling far more beautiful to capture. I had a bed set up in Butterland for the whole trade and if I see my high school teacher I’ll be sure to tell her that I’ve woken up and smelt the flowers...not just the roses.
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