Mila Hyman's Photography captures mouthwatering feasts and celebrates food... Hence the name 'MAKITI' which means Feast or Celebration in Afrikaans
First of all, welcome to my little space in the "World Wide Web!"...thank you for dropping in!
My photography journey started many years ago when we still used film and developed photos in the dark room. Fast forward to the present, I’ve photographed everything from weddings, fashion, travel, families and babies, to horses. My love for photography amplified when I started shooting food and, needless to say, the rest was history.
I'm so grateful to have the opportunity to capture delicious dishes, work with talented people, getting creative with styling and creating recipes, and to inspire others to appreciate good food made with love!
When people ask me why I love food photography so much, I love to joke and say: ‘Cos food doesn’t talk back! Well, the truth is, these days we eat with our eyes and food’s voice couldn’t be any louder than it is today. It is everywhere we look, everywhere we go, and all over social media. Of course, this raises a challenge for myself, as a photographer, and the F&B industry as there is an abundance of dining options and every second person is a food blogger. This is why I take great pride in my work as I feel now, more than ever, the importance of my role as a food photographer. Capturing the true essence of a dish, the care and detail that's gone into preparing it, the beautiful ingredients that's been used and, most importantly, how much we enjoy eating it! These days the life span of a photo is so short it’s vital that it speaks volumes!
With regards to food styling, I love how it allows me to be creative and use all kinds of props, textures and ingredients. It is my 3D canvas I get to create and capture...like a painting but just way more fun! I really enjoy cooking and creating recipes of my own. My friends and family are my biggest fans and nothing is more rewarding than seeing loved ones enjoying and appreciating your, sometimes wacky, creations!
I also have a background in Design, Animation and Video Production which has provided me with in-depth experience in the Advertising Industry and Visual Branding...and way too many years geeking out behind a computer!
Feel free to get in touch if you have any further questions about me or my work.
I look forward to hearing from you!