I'm a self-trained photographer, and I create photo series to express my thoughts. Questions come to me and I respond with a series of images.
Generally, the beautiful answer to the questions I pose are people. People are the most fascinating subjects for me because each person has so many aspects to look at. Each person's gaze, pose, and movement tells us something about their history, their personality, their hidden side, and their emotions.
Bared bodies are an integral part of my work. By displaying them in unexpected ways or settings, I try to surprise and gently guide a viewer's gaze.
My photo series are equal parts pre-visualization and inspiration. Sometimes I come across a group of people whose story literally jumps out of what they are doing. Other times, I have an idea, and use models, props, and lighting to tell a story.
I'm equally inspired by music and other forms of art, and use my photography to tell the visual stories of jazz musicians, body painters, tattoo artists, and many others who are engaged in their own creative processes.
Projection photography is another special interest. I shoot portraits of subjects wrapped in images projected onto them in a darkened room. The result is an imagined reality where the subject and the projected images collide and combine.
Collectively, these images celebrate the many ways in which people live their lives. Moreover, in 2019, I had the honor of being selected as a finalist in the Ed van der Elsken "Lust for Life" Photo Competition of the Nederlands Fotomuseum.
Please contact me if you have any questions or comments at email@example.com or via the comments page. I also have have other photos available for viewing. These are listed at:
If you'd like me to take your portrait, please read my rules for working on a TFP basis here.
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Projecting Kate Ri