Throughout my years of playing with film, darkroom chemicals, Polaroid, Fisheye, ActionSampler, and Helga lomos, 3 mega-pixel point-and-shoots at 14, to my first proper DSLR (a second-hand Olympus Evolt 300 if you're wondering), and beyond, I can't fix my eye on that one image, or one adventure in photography, that led me to where I am now.
Perhaps it's a combination of all of these things, the labour of love that is painting with light, that has turned my hobby into my passion.
Photography has always been around me - my grandad was an avid bird-watcher and photographer of birds, my dad was an avid plane-spotter and photographer of planes (among many other things); not to mention those hefty, dusty old albums full to the brim of family photos, and a grand-mother and mother with a penchant for plastering the walls and surfaces at home with them too.
My eyes have always searched for interesting, beautiful, things to gaze at since I first locked eyes on Disney films in my threes-and-fours, and well into adulthood. Say what you will about Disney films, but there is no denying the visual mastery of the classics. Sat as close to the screen as my body would allow, I would watch them for hours upon end, escaping into new magical worlds. In this sense, a view-finder on a camera is much the same.
While another hobby of mine is writing (in stereotypical fashion, I always carry a notebook and pen), photography is, curiously, something I have never written about apart from in my college and university essays on the subject. However, with new websites, come new writing outlets :)
I've been so lucky to photograph lovely people over the years, slowly-but-surely working on my portfolio, that I decided perhaps I should do it more often. And here we are, Katie Rogers Photography.
You can follow my latest work and musings on this blog, I would love to hear your feedback here, on my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Katie-Rogers-Photography-103233627735/
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(...did that pun work?..fellow togs, let me know!)