I am a genuine individual who likes to embrace all mediums to make art straight from the camera. I only use photoshop to edit out pimples and such.
Katie, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Photographer?
I began shooting images for painting, and it slowly reversed.
Who is your inspiration in life Katie? How do you keep inspired?
My inspiration is stories in my life along with fairy tales, mythology, and poetry. I write poems and make sketches in a book to continue inspiring myself to use my creativity.
We all make mistakes Katie; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Photographer; you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
I feel there are no mistakes, just lessons and things to steer you into your path. I would not have the work I have now without my life story.
Katie, when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Photographer, how do you go about prioritising your clients’ needs?
I see what they need and what date they need it by. With each project, I make goals for myself to get each part done by a specific time.
Please tell us, Katie, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Photographer?
I have been in hard times where health did come first. But once I had my spinal surgery after a truck hitting me while I drove. I made goals for myself to keep my creativity flowing while I healed my body.
Katie, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
When someone pitches something to me, I give them a few ideas of how to make it work. Some are what they would want more, and some are of what I see more through my eyes. Sometimes they choose a style they desire where my work would flow with it, or sometimes they see my style as a perfect fit.
Katie, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Photographer. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you want to share to everyone. What is it and why?
I would say the recent galleries I have gotten into because I get to see how people personally react to my work. I do love being published in a magazine because I can keep it forever but the moments of seeing faces I will always remember.
Katie, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
I am always pushing and challenging myself with my work. Even in simple shots, I try to push my creativity.
What advice would you give to the people who wants to be successful as a Photographer?
Listen to your voice but first learn it. Once you can stand behind it, the world will see you.
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state below what type of collaboration you are looking for?
I always love to collaborate with designers, art directors, and such. It gives a new mix and a new voice.
Photographer/Costume/Set/Makeup: Katie GrammesModel/Stylist: Lindslay Curtis