about Marika Collins is a Toronto based food and lifestyle photographer. Storyteller. Dreamer. Oxford comma keeper. Chaser of light. Champion of the em dash. Coffee fiend. Geek. "You don't take a photograph, you make it." —Ansel Adams Marika is fond of cats, chocolate, old pewter plates, Paris in May, New York at Christmas, flea markets, craft bourbon, slivers of sunlight, peeling paint, roasted chestnuts, chipped enamelware, darkroom fumes, the silence of snow, salvaged wood, rain on the roof, and bedtime stories. She's a storyteller. Marika sees the world through the lens. Painting with light, she captures the moments in between—telling a story through images. With a B.F.A in Photographic Arts, her work has appeared in shows and private collections around the globe. Marika works out of her studio and on location—has camera, will travel. She can add pictures to your story. When she's not chasing the light, Marika can be found in the kitchen, elbow-deep in flour, or looking wistfully out the window with a cat in her lap. She likes to eat.