Kate discovered photography as a 13 year-old girl at summer camp,
choosing a Nikon F over a palomino pony. It was the alchemy of the
darkroom and it's limitless possibilities that captivated her most and
began the artistic journey that still influences her visual vocabulary
today. Kate’s fascination with the whole of the photographic process
shows in her meticulous pre-shoot planning of every detail, intricate
lighting, innovative style, manipulation of color, composition and
individual elements right through final post-production.
Among Kate's major influences have been her deep love of painting in all its
forms, from the Old Masters to Pop Surrealism and the works of Joseph Campbell
and his concept of the Hero. She seeks to incite a transformational moment
in directing her subjects, and strives to magnify the larger than life
moments, whether directing motion or creating individual still images.
She is a hands-on creator and a fantastic collaborator with a great sense
of humor. Kate believes that visual artists have a huge responsibility to
create positive symbols that carry our human spirit forward.
Assignments and fine art projects have taken her as far afield as Tahiti, Japan,
Hong Kong, India, Europe and Saudi Arabia. She has created unique and lyrical
imagery for clients from pop stars to major consumer ad campaigns. Kate is a
graduate of Art Center College of Design. She presently divides her time between
New York, Los Angeles and her fortress of solitude deep in Mexico.