I’ve always identified as a right-brained individual. My parents urged me to draw in my very own ‘sketchbook’ when I was a toddler (might have had something to do with the fact that I like to draw on walls). From childhood to adulthood, my life has been driven by my desire to create. Whether painting, writing, taking pictures, I find something that inspires me and try to build from it. While my imagination has been a big motivator for me, it has also been a handicap. Oftentimes, I begin on an endeavour and halfway through I find something else that captures my attention. I guess that makes me a spitting representation of my generation – I seem to start more things than I can finish.KPKate
These TFP (Time for Print, although rarely these days to people require print) sessions are common in the modelling industry. Models, Retouchers, Hair Stylists, Photographers and Make-Up Artists come together for the mutual benefit of their respective portfolios – each adding something to the mix to help improve the final result, which they all share. With Kate the sessions are a bit more relaxed, just throw some ideas together, meet up, shoot and experiment, there’s always some direction to the proceedings but we let ourselves go in whatever direction the mood takes us, it’s not always successful as Kate indicates below.
I’ve worked with Brhum multiple times – we seem to complement each other in our styles and creative direction. I can’t really explain how, it’s almost as if while we’re working together, one of us gets a really cool idea and we just roll with it. Sometimes it works out, sometimes it doesn’t. I was particularly pleased with this past shoot. We managed to create some beautiful fine-art pieces. They remind me of figure studies that you would find in an art students sketchbook.KPKateSo, a good shoot, and hopefully more collaborations to come. Portfolio building is important for both models and photographers and it’s always nice to work with someone who shares your ideas and thoughts to get the end results you both can be proud of.