I think it is finally time for me to write a proper biography.
This idea came to me when I was recently talking to a friend of mine. She told me that she had initially been intimidated to contact me asking if I would like to work together. This thought seemed crazy to me, because, well, I’m just… Me. I don’t consider myself to be an intimidating person at all!
I began to understand though, because I realized that I’ve had the exact same reservations about contacting models: “She’s soooo beautiful! I don’t know if I should bother contacting her, what if my work isn’t good enough?”
Please don’t misunderstand me and think I’m trying to play up my own work or anything. I’m simply addressing the fact that contacting strangers asking to work together can be intimidating, especially if we know nothing about this person.
I then began to think about how I am projecting myself to the outside world. I realized that I don’t really have a proper biography online… In fact, most of my biographies are pretty weak, and just have the basics: My name, location, and little else.
So today I would like to introduce you to me!
Hi, my name is Kait. I am in my twenties, I have a boyfriend named Ross and a cat named Stella.
I live in a small town called Summerland. (which I honestly don’t think I have a decent photo of…)
My favourite pose is the thumbs-up (or the double thumbs-up.)
I saw a riot once.
I also saw this.
I love the Harry Potter series (okay, well maybe not the first movie… or the fifth.)
I’ve been white water rafting.
I love London Fogs and sushi dates.
I think capybaras are the cutest things in the world (Google it), I like video games (but not THAT much), I am an only child, I have never broken a bone, I love music and movies, I am not a “girly girl” (though I do wear a lot of dresses).
I spent my 20th birthday in Berlin.
I have worked on a production line, I used to have a huge Madonna gap in my teeth before I got braces (thankfully I have no photographic evidence of this nearby), I enjoy painting and drawing, I am ALWAYS on time, and I will never, EVER skydive.
I have been taking photographs for a long time, and I started the same way many other photographers do:
I started professionally when I was 21. Like most people, I have insecurities about myself and about my work. My journey with photography has had many highs and lows, and has taught me many valuable lessons. I have learned many things the hard way, but I have also made a lot of great friends. Photography has helped me a grow as a person, and I honestly don’t think I’d change a thing.
Previous to photography, I was incredibly shy. As in, too-self-conscious-to-talk-to-strangers shy. I don’t know why, but I was extremely anxious and had a hard time even looking people in the eye sometimes. When people meet me now, they say they can’t believe that I was ever a shy person.
So there you go, that’s me. Do we have anything in common?
I’m writing this to give you an idea of who I am. If you’ve ever wanted to talk to me, please do! I love talking with new people and I am more than willing to give advice and encouragement where I can. That’s what it’s all about.