I am a freelance photographer and visual artist currently based in London, UK. I use this blog as a place to show work-in-progress, images from recent commissions, exhibition details, and other random bits and bobs.

Please visit www.kateelliott.co.uk for more examples of my work, and www.kateelliottphotography.co.uk for my commercial photography website. I am also one half of artist collaboration KEEM.




Monday, 23 April 2018

My Family Portrait

In October 2016 my twins Rowan and Lotta were born. My partner and I are both artists and, through a fog of sleep deprivation and love, we decided we would like to try to somehow capture them growing up, so we set about doing a monthly 'family portrait' in our living room.

One to 18 months... © Kate Elliott

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Blast Off Stories!

I spent the first half of New Year's Eve at Tate Modern documenting 'a story bonanza for families of all ages'.

The inspiration for the event was taken from BLAST OFF – the 1973 pioneering children’s book about a young black girl who dreams of becoming an astronaut, written by Linda C. Cain and Susan Rosenbaum and illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon.

Old Stories were told, new stories were created and sculptural forms were made. It was a nice way to say 'goodbye 2017, and hello 2018'.

 





Photos © Kate Elliott/Tate Learning

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

LCC symposium: In Your Face


http://events.arts.ac.uk/event/2017/11/17/MAP17-Symposium-In-Your-Face/

I was recently asked to be a key speaker at In Your Face - a symposium held at London College of Communication on photography and faces. It was a really interesting day, and great to be involved.  

Other speakers included Debbie Challis, who spoke about photography's dark history with physiognomy and eugenics, Cameron Foote, curator at Whitechapel who talked about Thomas Ruff's work, and Caroline Wilkinson from Facelab. My talk focused on my long term project The Study of Peter Pan

 The Study of Peter Pan (2014) © Kate Elliott

Monday, 5 June 2017

Otti and Liv photoshoot at Walthamstow Toy Library

Timing had it that soon after returning to work post having twins I was approached by the founder of the new company Otti and Liv - a brand and online shop for all things twin related - to see if I was available to take some marketing and stock photos for the company

The shoot took place last month at a weekly twin club at Walthamstow Toy Library. Here is a sneak preview of one of the images (and some of the lovely Otti and Liv babygrows)...

Photo © Kate Elliott

Friday, 30 September 2016

Upcoming news

I'll be taking a little break to welcome the arrival of our baby twins due next week...See you on the flipside!

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

The new UBS Headquarters

After more than five years photographing the construction of 5 Broadgate - the brand new headquarters of UBS is now open for business...










 Photos © Kate Elliott

Monday, 1 August 2016

Fast Forward: Women In Photo Instagram Takeover



Artist Emma McGarry and I will be taking over the Instagram feed at @womeninphoto for the next week. Come and join us there! 
 

Friday, 8 July 2016

A.S.S.E.M.B.L.Y Education Resources

Waking up to a set of Tate education resources popping through my letterbox was a good way to start the day. Please scroll to the post below, or click here, for further information about the project.

      Education resources devised in collaboration with Emma McGarry, commissioned by Tate London Schools and Teachers 2016
Photo © Kate Elliott

Saturday, 18 June 2016

A.S.S.E.M.B.L.Y at Tate Modern

Emma McGarry has been working as Lead Artist for the Special Schools Preview of the New Tate Modern which took place on June 16th 2016. 

As part of the programme I was invited, as one of eight artists, to collaborate on an exchange, the outcome being a series of new learning resources, for use on the day and from now onwards.

Emma and I have worked together before, both as individual artists, and as artist collaboration KEEM. For our Tate exchange, we compiled a list of words that connect our two practices. We then individually compiled a 'mix-tape', with each song relating to one of the words, before sharing them with one another. From this exchange, the following resource was created: Y IS FOR YOU (AND ME) CAN HAVE IT ALL. 


 Y IS FOR YOU (AND ME) CAN HAVE IT ALL 
devised by artist Emma McGarry through an exchange with artist Kate Elliott


Devised by Emma, the Special Schools Preview - known as A.S.S.E.M.B.L.Y - included a manifesto proposing YOU CAN HAVE IT ALL. On the morning of June 16th 2016 the doors to the new Tate Modern were thrown open to 3000 school students from across the UK as its first public visitors. 

On arrival at Tate, groups of school students were given one of the eight artist learning resources, each of which relates to a specific collection of works within the building. Our resource - Y IS FOR YOU (AND ME) CAN HAVE IT ALL - connects to the Louise Bourgeois Artist Room in the new Switch House extension of the Tate Modern, where groups of students created their own 'mix-tapes', in response to chosen Louise Bourgeois artworks.

Alongside the resources, special events and activities ran throughout the day, and the soundtrack of our above exchange was shared through a silent disco. I wish I could have been there on the day to see!


 

 Photos © Emma McGarry

The other artists involved in the programme were Elisa Noguera Lopez, Skye Skyetshooki, Adam J.B. Walker, Ntiense Eno Amooquaye, Nam Tran, Ju Gosling aka ju90, and Hydar Dewachi.

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

5 Broadgate

I have been photographing the construction of the new UBS headquarters at 5 Broadgate for coming up to five years. 

As a starting point, below is a shot taken during my first shoot, in August 2011, just before demolition of the previous building began, and a shot taken in May 2015 when the exterior of the new building had just been finished. 

 August 2011 © Kate Elliott
 May 2015 © Kate Elliott

Since last Summer, I have turned my attention to the interior of the new building, due to be handed over in August of this year - more to follow...