Wednesday, November 13, 2013

new project in the works

A project officially started. Thank you so much @skudly for being a sweetheart. :)

For quite some time now, I've been struggling with which direction to go with my photography.  Many would suggest that I go with "where the money is" as that would be the only logical thing one would do when pursuing any career.  But most of us know that it's far easier said than done, especially now with the industry being heavily saturated with other photographers seeking to do the same.  A couple of years ago, I read a brief profile about a young British photographer, now living here in the States, by the name of Nick Hall.  He was chosen as one of PDN's 30 New and Emerging Photographers to watch.  When asked what he considered to be his greatest challenge as a photographer, I was grateful for his answer.  He wrote:  Doubt, and wondering whether you have what it takes to succeed.  You probably don't get over it, you just learn to manage it.  The way I do it is to be really committed to my personal work - to just produce work all the time, do the work you enjoy doing, and hone the style.  

This month, I've officially started my new personal project, which will focus on editorial portraiture of men and a certain fashion trend that's been taking the country by storm.  100% of the project will be shot using various types of film.  I was grateful to my friend, local videographer Ben Woods, for being willing to be my first participant.  I'll share more information about this photo essay as it develops.  Until next time folks!


  1. I can't wait to see more of this great project!
    You are very right, do what your heart wants. We see too many people doing the same thing over and over.
    Can you believe that in less than 6 months, 6+ photogs more in this city?

    1. Thank you Zee! I can't wait to get some
      developed film back in my hands!! You
      and I both have talked before about how
      difficult it already is to find your own voice
      in the creative world, let alone try to make
      a living from it. I'm needing to fire up the
      passion that made me want to pick up
      the camera in the first place.
      And yes, I can believe it. ;)

  2. Well, this little glimpse into your new project shows the beginning & promise of something great. Excited for you, .kat!

    1. Thank you Anja! It'll take me out my
      comfort zone for sure but I think it will
      also be a fun and rewarding project.
      Needed a new challenge! :)

  3. Kat, I wish you well with your personal project. I've been long gone from my space but slowly getting reacquianted with my space and those that visited. I really wish you well on the project. The industry is one very big machine.


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