Merry Marbling Workshop

One of my clients, bkstyled, held their first workshop a couple weeks ago - "Merry Marbling" - with fashion designer Ilana Kohn

Marbled!

Marbled!

Generally I prefer more controlled shooting to events, but instead saw the marbling event as a reportage opportunity. Sometimes it's good to go out of your comfort zone, no? It was held in Primrose Cafe in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. In the back room. At night. Dimly lit and small. And low ceilings. 

No problem. Bouncing a flash onto the ceiling and photographing at ISO 1600, I was able to bleed in a tiny bit of ambient and still retain sharpness. 

Mixing colors. Emily Grace of Hartland Brooklyn (center).

Mixing colors. Emily Grace of Hartland Brooklyn (center).

Mixing acrylic colors for fabric marbling
Fabric marbling at the bkstyled liana kohn workshop.
Fox's U-bet chocolate syrup, Brooklyn Brewery Chocolate Stout, Citrus Hella Bitter and bubbly. Sounds odd - tastes goooood.

Fox's U-bet chocolate syrup, Brooklyn Brewery Chocolate Stout, Citrus Hella Bitter and bubbly. Sounds odd - tastes goooood.

Afterward were cocktails made with Brooklyn Brewery Chocolate Stout, Citrus Hella Bitter, a little U-Bet chocolate syrup and bubbly - surprisingly yummy! Plus Mast Chocolates to snack on and goodie bag. 

Mast Brothers chocolates to snack on.

Mast Brothers chocolates to snack on.

Goodie bag!

Goodie bag!

The Claudia Pearson goodie bag included Fox's U-bet chocolate syrup, Cirque nail polish, Knot & Bow parcel tags, a Mast Brothers chocolate bar and a bkstyled fabric notebook. 

The Claudia Pearson goodie bag included Fox's U-bet chocolate syrup, Cirque nail polish, Knot & Bow parcel tags, a Mast Brothers chocolate bar and a bkstyled fabric notebook. 

Good times at the bkstyled x Ilana Kohn fabric marbling workshop.

Good times at the bkstyled x Ilana Kohn fabric marbling workshop.

Rachel Apodaca and Rima Brindamour of bkstyled

Rachel Apodaca and Rima Brindamour of bkstyled

And it wasn't all work. I did get to marble a few handkerchiefs!

Read the article and see more photos from the event - Merry Marbling Workshop | bkstyled