Thursday, March 16, 2017

holly becker about my gotland workshop

I had the pleasure of attending Dietlind’s workshop in June 2016 on the island of Gotland.
It was an emotional journey that I was not prepared for but I’m glad that I did it.
The best thing was that it not only helped me to look at my photography differently
but it was a lesson in self-care. I realized a lot about my inner world that I hadn’t explored
before. This exploration helped me to be more aware of my senses when working
on photoshoots. There is a direct connection between what is
happening inside of us and what we capture with our camera – it is deep and undeniable.

When I left the workshop, I kept visualizing my heart with a little red string coming out through my chest, running down
the length of my right arm, going up through my index finger and into my camera. Whenever I take a
photo I see this magical string there, visible only to me, and am reminded of the direct connection between
my heart and my photography. On days when I cannot see the string, I know I am not ready to do creative work.

Thank you Dietlind for giving me a deeper insight into my work, I highly recommend your class to anyone, beginner to advanced,
and I will definitely take more classes with you in the future. The monetary investment was nothing compared to what I gained in return.

Very Best,
Holly Becker
Author, Journalist + Stylist

Founder, decor8®, LLC 

Sunday, March 12, 2017

   poetic photography workshop on gotland

photos : dietlind wolf
location : gotland/ sweden

poetic photography,

"how to see with the skin"

a photography and exploration retreat in gotland / sweden
based on the development of your senses

led by dietlind wolf

poetic photography touches.

“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” – “The Little Prince”, Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“the taste of an apple … lies in the contact of the fruit with the palate, not in the fruit itself…” – Jorge Luís Borges

with our senses we go into contact with the world,
and in this special contact is hidden the uniqueness of our perception,
how each of us, distinctively, encounters our environment.

poetic photography explores this experience.
through what Juhani Pallasmaa calls “the eyes of the skin”,
the photographer is inspired to create an image of what touches her.
that image in turn touches the viewer,
bringing him into contact with both his own perception and what originally inspired her, the photographer.

our retreat is designed for you to explore this encounter,
to begin to understand how you uniquely experience the world through each of your senses,
how you tell the story of your perception to others through your photography,
and in this process, develop your creative voice.

each day is dedicated to working with one sense (smell and taste are explored together) to offer you the opportunity of slowing down for a fully immersive experience.

the retreat is also a workshop in editing and creating a photo story.
it is a chance to experience each day being seen in your own uniqueness, through sharing and receiving feedback on your work in an open and supportive small group environment.

*retreat schedule:
on the first day, we will get to know each other and explore our surroundings with an initial shoot.
we will then start each morning sharing a selection of each person’s edited images from the previous day,
and with heartfelt respect and an open mind, I will provide guidance on developing your own photo story, told through your personal experience of each sense.
this is followed by a menu of exercises in self-awareness and assignments to personally explore the senses on different levels.
in the afternoon, you will have time to explore the island and shoot, transferring the experience from the self-awareness exercises and assignments into a photo story through each sense,
and then edit your images to share that story with the group the next morning.
this schedule will be repeated across the week for each sense:
 * day 2: touch
 * day 3: smell and taste
 * day 4: hearing
 * day 5: sight
on day 6 after lunch, you will have time for yourself to make any last purchases, ask questions and consider what you will explore after the workshop. we end the day with a farewell dinner and depart on day 7.

*support and guidance:
i offer you my extensive experience with concepts including styling for editorial magazines.
i will guide you through the complete realization process from ideation and storytelling into your own professional photo story with final art direction,
and deepen your insight into, and reveal hidden aspects of, the whole editorial photo production process.
i will share creative methods to help you develop ideas and stories for individual and unique photo productions, along with general and detailed color/theme styling concepts.
i aim to increase your perception, sensibility and sensory awareness.
i will encourage you to open yourself to be inspired by the beautiful and very special island of Gotland,
and to show this in each of your stories. 

a tranquil island,
where you will find ancient fossils beneath your feet, 90 medieval churches and curly black sheep,
where you will enjoy delicious food, long daylight, open space and a huge northern sky…
where you can wander through shades of grey, let your eyes fall in deep turquoise blue waters, and
perhaps see wild orchids.
you will stay in a beautiful former family house, with original rustic furnishings, a greenhouse and garden;
a whimsical place near the sea.
you will have a single room, but as it is a family home, there is one bathroom to share.
you will have access to a car to explore the island on your afternoon assignments.
the group is limited to 4 people to provide maximum support, with both one to one and group sessions.

in short, you can expect:
intense days
full of experiences and learning
guided from the heart with knowledge and care.

you may choose to attend one of two identical workshops 

 workshop 1 from 3. of June to 9. of June
 workshop 2 from 10. of June to 16. of June


*required knowledge and equipment:
good understanding of manual (RAW) photography, camera handling and basic digital image processing
one digital camera body
3 or 4 lenses depending on camera type (wide/normal/portrait/macro)
laptop and external hard drive for image processing and review
working knowledge of photoshop/capture one, or similar software
(power adaptor, if needed)
portable reflector
driver licence (if you have one)
your own personal travel insurance is required, especially if you wish to drive 


*retreat includes:
*5 full days of workshops, plus 1 arrival and 1 departure day
*personal one-on-one sessions
*6 nights accommodation (private bedroom with shared bathroom)
*6 breakfasts
*5 lunches
*6 dinners
* access to a shared hire car, including for transfers from and to Visby airport
* trips to special places and shops on Gotland

*not included:
travel to and from Gotland
any personal purchases such as props and souvenirs, or food and drinks bought while out exploring

workshop is to be paid in advance
 *price 2.987,- € *
class fee is without vat,
other fees depending on country  

*if you are interested,  please send me an email, and i will send you the application form.


*feedback from past workshop participants:
“I truly would recommend this workshop for everyone who wants to move forward in their creative work. I think was the best workshop I’ve ever attended. For me it was an opening experience and even more importantly, I felt I could accept myself as a creative and human being.”

“I would absolutely recommend your workshop to others. I thought it was fantastic.”

“I loved your lessons and the ‘presence’ you brought to each day. I felt ‘seen’ by you and in doing so felt propelled to really investigate myself and my process. You are a very special teacher/facilitator.”

“It’s given me more courage to just try and make.”

“The workshop helped shine light on change that I had bubbling under the surface. Sometimes you need time, space and a person to help you see the change you are trying to create.”

“I think some kind of process started in me during the workshop and it’s bringing me closer to what I really want to do.”

*about Dietlind:
Dietlind’s work is determined by her unique way of perceiving the world with all the senses – always surprising and inspiring.
she is an international photographic and ceramic artist, represented by Taverne Agency.
her photographic stories are seen regularly in international magazines such as Sweet Paul, Happinez Netherlands, Home and Garden.
her ceramic functional art collection is exclusively available at ABC Home in New York and on personal request, and has been featured in international magazines including Marie Claire Maison, Elle Decoration UK, China Ceramics Illustrated, and in books such as “Happy“ by Amanda Talbot (Murdock Books) and “Your Idea Starts Here“ by Carolyn Eckert (Storey Publishing). the collection has also been exhibited in fairs including “Maison et Objet Paris”, and in galleries in Amsterdam and Paris.
Dietlind’s illustrations and photography have been published by Storey Publishing and DM Store Window Display
together with Torsten Suedfels (photographer) and Pia Westermann (food stylist), she co-founded Kitchentrinity, to provide sensual food pleasure and manage big campaigns, including most recently for Fage International. Kitchentrinity is represented by Taverne Agency.
Dietlind is also known for her lectures as guest speaker at the Hive conference (English) in Berlin, and her regular appearances at Liz and Jewels food styling and photography workshops.

Dietlind has an exceptional sense for color and materials in her art, which she combines with her expertise as former textile designer for haute couture, long time prop stylist, ceramicist, photographer and her never ending curiosity.
she has an eye for the unintentional and an awareness for the moment.
it is the things happening in the corner of your eyes that make her work so authentic.
a leading idea or concept sets the framework for her work, which is defined by an over-all conceptual perception and a special eye for detail.
viewing her photography is always a sensuous and poetic encounter.

 to find out more, visit

to find out more about the previous workshops, visit:



Tuesday, March 7, 2017

beauty of aging

concept/ styling / photography : dietlind wolf
inprint : Brigitte Wir issue 1/2017

i am a collector, and i ask often myself, why do i need to do this, 
keeping quinces from last year, flowers and lemons from years before ,  
but than it all make sense:-) 
so i will continue to collect.

Thursday, October 27, 2016


production + photography: dietlind wolf
inprint : sweet paul magazine summer issue

red and white is such a strong and beautiful combination of colors,
it got the inspiration to the story from antic sample books, 

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

gotland and holly becker

month later , 
the time on gotland is still unforgetable ,  
and i finely present you the beautiful story from holly becker, who i assume i dont need to introduce, 
she has this rare and impressive ability to combine pictures with words.
she is an amazing author, writes from her heart and with a unique truth which i think is deeply needed in the world wide net.
and this is her story , a beautiful composition from different days, 
which reflects her way to see and create the world,

styling + © photography : holly becker
location : gotland
during workshop open sensed

Monday, August 8, 2016

gotland with leslie shewring

gotland 3 

here is the beautiful work of leslie shewring,
photographer author, artist, and wonderful person,
her work and the way she observe the world amazes me, 
as a former architect, she has a  very unique way of looking to lines and perspective , 
and she captures color moods in nature with this wonderful ease , 
which i always admire in the same way as her colors ,
she took the photos during the intense light and mood of midsummer
please have a look

© photography : leslie shewring
location : gotland 
during workshop opens sensed

Thursday, June 30, 2016

gotland and kreetta järvenpää

gotland 2

this time i will present you the work of
artist kreetta jarvenpaa from finnland.

she expresses her beautiful work in photography, painting and also ceramics,
she is very well known with her blog  gretchengretchen

and choose her work from day 2, : missing rooms,

her ability to play with aberrant lines in such an ease is amazing,
i feel again like being dragged into a hidden space, into a fairy tail house.
its the poetry of talking pictures.

styling + ©photography : kreetta järvenpää
location : gotland
during workshop open sensed

Monday, June 27, 2016

gotland and michaela gabler

has its own weather,
has its own magic
and was an amazing host for my 2 first workshops. i still feel gifted.
being at the right time at the right place with the right people,
this is as far as i am able to describe , how beautiful it was with you 4 highly talented amazing soul- and wonder-ful women,
that you have been have been part with me on this exploration.thank you !

since this morning 7 o'clock i am back home, filled with new impressions and full of memories .

today i will present you the work of
michaela gabler,
photographer stylist and potter from austria, you might know her blog: die frau im haus
when we arrived
the whole island were desperately waiting for rain,
which came than unexpected in those great quantities the day after..
so some of the planed places were indoor.

one of her beautiful abilites is  to show not only details but also the texture of it.
she choose smooth and rough, one of the elements from the first day : feeling .
love it.

styling + ©photography : michaela gabler
location : gotland
during workshop open sensed

Monday, May 23, 2016



photography incl. styling : dietlind wolf

Monday, March 28, 2016

eramic art limited edition

porcelains : dietlind wolf

my first limited ceramic  edition for project triangle
if you want to see  more, please have a look here

Wednesday, March 9, 2016


 photography + styling : dietlind wolf
in print : sweet paul magazine spring issue 2016

i was always impressed by the story of tulip mania,
when semper augustus was the most precious tulip in the world.
the beautiful white layer vase is from klevering 
the little tulip spoon from my dear friend gabi veit

Monday, February 8, 2016

gotland workshops

photos : dietlind wolf
location : gotland/ sweden

after years of searching ,thinking and planning how to realize my long time goal , to held workshops 
i finely choose gotland to be the destination for my first 2 workshops.
and i am so happy that it became reality.
i was and am still so exited about the beauty of gotland and how special it is,
this island in the baltic sea with its unique history ,
and  would love to share the experience with you.

are professional and amateur food, flora, prop and still life lovers,
who know how to work your camera and computer,
who are driven by nature, details, authenticity and beauty. 
who like to explore, collect and combine,
who are open to deepen their sense awareness and get a glimpse of their own personal sense language, 
who want to tell unique personal photo stories,
who want to use it for editorial productions and photo shootings,

WE (artist and island)
will guide you through the complete realization process from ideation and storytelling into your own professional photo story with final art direction.
will offer and deepen your insights and also hidden sides of the whole editorial photo production process 
will use creative methods to find ideas and stories, general and detailed color/theme styling concept 
aim to increase your perception, sensibility and sense awareness , 
will show you important ingredients for individual and unique photo productions.
would will inspire you to get yourself being influenced by the beautiful and very special island Gotland, 
and to show this in each of your stories. 

The workshop is held in english ,
limited  to only 6 participants , to provide professional and personal guidance.
it will include exercises of self awareness , one-on-one personal sessions with me and
trips to special places and shops 

required is good knowledge in photo shooting camera handling and basic digital image processing
one digital camera body
3 or 4 lenses depending on cameratype
wide/ normal/portrait / macro
laptop for image processing
photoshop / capture one , or similar software
external hard drive for editing and review
(converter if needed)
portable reflector
shooting RAW

is recommended, about Gotland itself and exercises which you will receive in advance.

we are staying in an old traditional farmhouse with a beautiful organic greenhouse and kitchen garden.

the coast is in walk distance, the path is surrounded by juniper and wild roses, you walk on 400 million year old     Fossilisation and the area of the little harbor village Herrvik is one of the most beautiful spots on the island,
we will have visits to the fantastic place Furillen, as well as exquisite prop and artist tours.

photos: with curtesy from  cecilia mellberg ( 1dietlind wolf)
*workshop1: 15.-20.of June 2016
15. is arrival day incl. dinner, 20. departure incl. breakfast 
limited to 6 oarticipants to guarantee a max.of support 

*workshop 2 : 21.- 25.of June 2016
21. is arrival day incl. dinner, 25. departure day incl. breakfast
limited to 6 people to guarantee a max.of support.

*workshops includes:

*4 full days workshops 
 *1 arrival and 1 departure day
*personal one-on-one sessions,
*5 nights Accommodation
*5 breakfasts
*4 lunches
*5 dinners
*ferry/ airport pick up and return (airfare/ ferry is not included)
*trips to Visby  Furillen and special prop shops
*most single rooms available First come first serve ,
*Deposit : 1000 € when booking is confirmed,
*final payment 11. of may

2.350,- € *
class fee is without vat, 
other fees depending on country

*about Dietlind Wolf
dietlind wolfs work  is determined by her unique way of perceiving the world with all senses – 
always surprising and inspiring.
She is an international photographic and ceramic artist and represented by taverne agency,
Her photographic stories are seen regularly in worldwide magazines, sweet paul magazine, happinez netherlands,home and garden, 
her ceramic functional art Collection is exclusively available at abc home in New York and on personal request and is published in international magazines, Marie Claire Maison, Elle deco uk, 
China ceramics illustrated Magazine, in books „happy“,amanda talbot, (Murdockbooks )
„your idea starts here“Carolyn eckart (Storey publishing)
and exhibited on fairs „maison et objet“/paris, and  in galleries in Amsterdam and Paris
her illustration/photographies are  published by Storey publishing and dm store window display
publishing ), 
Dietlind develops and produces stories for international and national companies and magazines and 
together with torsten suedfels ( photographer) and pia westermann ( foodstylist) the 3 founded Kitchentrinity, to provide a sensual food pleasure and manage big campaigns, as recently for Fage company. kitchentrinity is represented by taverne agency
Dietlind is  also known for her lectures as guest speaker at the hive conference (english) in berlin 
as well as regularly on the workshops of liz and jewels.

She has an exceptional sense for colors and materials in her art, which she combines with her expertise as former textile designer for haute couture , long time prop stylist , ceramist, photographer and her never ending curiosity. Dietlind has got an eye for the unintentional and an awareness for the moment. It is the things happening at the corner of your eyes that make her work so authentic..
It is always a leading idea or concept that sets the framework for her work and her entire work is defined by an over-all conceptual perception and a special eye for details.
Viewing her photography is always accompanied by sensuous and poetic perceptions .

find out more about dietlind

if you want to apply or  need further information please contact me via email  
!!! just to inform you , from 18. feb.2016 until 04.of march i will be in africa and can't assure open access to email,  .
in workshop 1 + 2 are only 3 places available ( shared room)

can't wait to meet you.

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