If the trees could talk, we wonder what sweet secrets they’d whisper to us about these beautiful woodland warriors who have been captured as part of Katrina Tang’s ‘Deep Forest’ shoot for Milk Magazine Japon...
"Katrina's heart and camera belongs to photographing children" (Kelly Kipper, Eesti Ekspress) and we couldn’t agree more. This magical shoot makes us want to live in the forest with a family of friendly fauns and pixies.
Born and raised in Estonia, Katrina Tang now divides her time between New York, London and Estonia. Her commercial portfolio is pretty impressive, having shot for some of our favourite children’s brands like Oeuf, Milk and Pale Cloud.
Tang has an instinctual style when it comes to her photography: “I like making mistakes, letting my creativity flow freely. I’m not always framing correctly or choosing the right angles” says Tang. We love how each frame has a wonderful narrative of its own, leading the mind a drift to another world.
And when it comes to working with children, Tang advices it’s all about treating them as your equals: “Be a friend, not a grown-up looking down to them, both figuratively and literally. Make eye contact as you say hi, squat if needed, but be on the same level”. Sound advice.
Head over to Katrina Tang’s website to explore more of her delightful projects.