When you strip people of race, gender, socioeconomic status, and privilege you see that we're all operating from the same emotions and feelings. It's just packaged differently. So many of our actions are motivated by unconscious emotions. When that's brought to the surface, conscious change becomes possible. I like to listen to people share those emotions without words. I find that silence gives someone that space so that they can share.
You may be wondering how this relates to the experience of working with me. I'm an introvert who loves people. I believe in direct yet compassionate communication. I love watching people in their element and do my best to create an environment that helps bring out who people are.
I find that an impactful performance is a reaction not faked, but felt. In order to build an underlying direction and consistency, I work instinctively with my subjects and begin character study in pre-production. Dramatic, involved, and creative concepts make up my essential groundwork: vulnerability signals strength.
I'm a Los Angeles based photographer specializing in editorial portraiture and conceptual fashion. I've studied darkroom processes in both color and black and white printing, in addition to digital design. I'm a graduate of Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and the University of California, San Diego. My communication studies at UCSD enable me to construct a narrative, where every element reinforces the story. My rigorous training at Art Center gives me the ability to execute those ideas with the proper and most fitting techniques.
Please email Kat@katkaye.com for booking, licensing inquiries, and print purchases.
Issue 6 / "Couldn't Drag Me Away..." / Fashion Editorial / Rogue Magazine
August 2016 / "New Iconic" / Webitorial / Fantastics
July 2016 / "My Skin, My Body" part 2 / Feature / udee
Volume 9 / "Give & Take" / Cover & Editorial / Liner Magazine
February 2016 / "Against Me" / Interview & Editorial / Austere Magazine
January 2016 / "Girls & Boys" / Cover & Editorial / Fantastics Magazine
September 2015 / "Double Play" / Cover & Editorial / Fantastics Magazine
Volume 5 / "Crossroads" / Editorial / Liner Magazine
January 2013 / Blog / Fault Magazine
Issue 13 / "Metamorphosis" / Beauty Editorial / Unfolded Magazine
April 2011 / Film Feature / Fashion Film Network
January 2011 / Artist Feature / Camera Obscura Magazine
November 2017, 100 Pieces, Fundraiser for Safe Place for Youth at Steelhead
October 2016, Girl Gaze: A Frame of Mind Group Show, The Annenberg Space for Photography
2014, EyeEm World Tour Group Show (Miami & Tokyo), EyeEm
December 2014, Student Gallery, Art Center College of Design
May 2013, Snap Plus Gallery Group Show, Coagula Curatorial
2011, Student Gallery, Art Center College of Design
June 2011, The Original Smashbox Photo Assistants Show, Smashbox Studios
2011, Fundraiser for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Beach Cities Health District
National Cold Storage
Space & Light
Pasadena Art Alliance
Silver Image Studios
The Joy Formidable
Latin Nation Live