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, 21 November 2011

The Girl and The Boy - November update

The Grass has been cut, the trees are losing their leaves, the bike has lost its saddle, but after just over 3 months, The Girl at Hackney Downs Junction and The Boy on Cecilia Road, Dalston, remain untouched.

For more information about this project please click here

Thursday, 17 November 2011

The Photographers' Gallery transformation...

The Photographers' Gallery Sep 2010 - Nov 2011

I have been documenting the transformation of The Photographers' Gallery on Ramillies Street, London, since Autumn last year when the building work started.

The above images were taken from the roof of one of the buildings opposite. I have also spent a fair bit of time taking photos on site, hi-vis jacket, hard hat and all. Here are just a few of them...

You can see more images of the changing building on The Photographers' Gallery Flickr page or website.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Luna and Curious

Here are a few photos from a recent shoot I did at Luna and Curious's new shop, at the Sanderson Hotel.

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Tuesday, 25 October 2011

The Dancing Boat

I record videos when I want a photo to last a little bit longer.

Sunday, 25 September 2011

REDDRESS, London Design Festival

A few pictures from the opening of REDDRESS at York Hall, Bethnal Green, as part of London Design Festival.

For more info about REDDRESS click here
For Dezeen Magazine review and more photos click here

Thursday, 15 September 2011

The City

A view over Liverpool Street station and the city from a recent rooftop shoot I did. It made my toes curl...

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

The Trace @ HKD Marine Studios, MargatePhotoFest - installation shots

Kate Elliott - The Siblings, and The Outing
from the series Time stands still when I think of you

Kate Elliott - The Siblings
from the series Time stands still when I think of you

Kate Elliott - The Outing
from the series Time stands still when I think of you

Kate Elliott - The Dance, and The Girl and The Boy (documentation)
from the series Time stands still when I think of you
Kate Elliott - The Girl and The Boy (documentation)
from the series Time stands still when I think of you
Samantha Cawson - The Souvenir Museum

Genevieve Rudd - 64 Althaea Green

David Blackmore - from Disposable series

The view from HKD Marine Studios by day

The view from HKD Marine Studios by sunset

For further details about the exhibition and festival please click here

Saturday, 13 August 2011

The Girl and The Boy

At 6am on 12th August two series of images, The Girl and The Boy, were posted onto two disused Hackney notice boards about half a mile apart from one another. They show two narratives, separate from one another yet intertwined. Children at play, absorbed in their own world of dreams and fantasy.

The Girl from the project Time stands still when I think of you
The Girl at Hackney Downs Junction

The Boy from the project Time stands still when I think of you

The Boy on Cecilia Road, Dalston

On the afternoon of 12th August these two narratives came together in the seaside town of Margate, to form The Siblings. Displayed as three diptychs the relationship between the girl and the boy changes, familial connections forming, and the act of child play overlapping.

Installation photos to follow.

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Exhibition: The Trace @ MargatePhotoFest

The Boy and The Girl from the project Time stands still when I think of you

The Trace

13 - 14 August


Across eight unique venues, from an old substation to a gallery at the end of Margate pier, an international array of established and emerging artists will exhibit their responses to the theme

The line-up includes:
Martin Parr: 12 photographs by the celebrated photographer Martin Parr.
Heather Barnett: expanding on the artist’s recent “Physarum Experiments” the interactive installation will get the audience to draw using ‘slime food’. A camera will record as the slime mould, a micro-organism, grows along ‘slime food’ paths with its progress over the weekend being made into a short video for the MPF website.
Ed Thompson: Shortlisted for the recent Magnum Photographic Prize, Thompson will be exhibiting ‘Transition Town’. The work explores how a community-led charity is having significant effects on how the town of Totnes is being run.

A Space Between: Curated by Sepake Angiama and Loren Hansi Momodu the series of images will explore changes in photography in reference to Margate’s own state of transition.
The Trace: This show aims to broaden the definition of what constitutes art photography. The space includes works by David Blackmore, who records the burial of a disposable camera with the aim of one day retrieving it and Kate Elliott who will present a project derived from a family archive that was discovered in a skip in Belsize Park.
Peter Kennard: Following the recent publication of @Earth (Tate Publishing) the artist will exhibit a new installation consisting of books hanging from the ceiling and a large scale projection to explore the value of the political artist within photography.
Wandering Bears: The exhibition will be composed of ‘everyday’ snapshots. Wandering Bears eloquently demonstrate how to mount a photography exhibition using everyday snapshots which were emailed to them through an ‘open submission’ selection process.
Various Points: The photobook is now seen by many as an art form in itself. Various Points will be curating an exhibition of books composed from entries to the Margate Photofest 2 Photobook Competition alongside Various Points publications. 

Broad Vision: The project brings together researchers from various different disciplines: The Photographic Arts, Imaging Science, Illustration, Computer Science, Psychology and Biomedical Sciences, to explore and interpret microscopic worlds.
Future Youth Project (FYP): Work will be shown from the charity’s recent trip to visit orphanages in the Ukraine. The mini-bus they took to the Ukraine will be converted into a gallery in order to display the images.
Talks by Lomography expert Kevin Meredith, browsing and purchase stands from Hotshoe and Photoworks magazines and more.

Monday, 1 August 2011

Exhibition and Charity Auction: For Japan

HotShoe Gallery
29-31 Saffron Hill
London EC1N 8SW

Exhibition 2 - 5 August
12pm - 5pm
Auction Friday 5 August 6pm - 8pm

Architecture for Humanity London and Hotshoe Gallery are hosting a charity print auction of photographs to raise funds for the long term reconstruction of the tsunami devastated north east region of Japan. The photographs were submitted through an open call. The brief was to evoke and celebrate Japanese culture. The response was overwhelming with entries from both established and emerging photographers from all over the world, 100 photographs were selected. They will be on show from 2nd August and will go up for auction on 5th August at Hotshoe Gallery between 6pm-8pm. All the photographs are Lamda C-type prints on Fuji Crystal Archive paper. They all come framed and are 30×40cm . The starting donation is £50.

There will be a chance to bid on the pictures during the course of the exhibition so some may fetch a higher end price. The proceeds will go directly to the Architecture for Humanity project office in Sendai.

Architecture for Humanity, a non profit organisation which offers building and design support in response to humanitarian and emergency needs, is working on the ground in Sendai on a number of projects including an orphanage, an art and music therapy centre, an ‘urban acupuncture’ initiative to help get small businesses back on their feet to kick start economic recovery on a local level, a small scale fishing village reconstruction (rebuilding along the coastline is not included in the Japanese government’s 10 year plan). The operation is being headed by a team of top Japanese architects and overseen by the charity’s founder, Cameron Sinclair. www.architecureforhumanity.org.

Contributing Photographers Include:

Alekh Ajayaghosh, Maxwell Anderson, Rumi Ando, Guy Archard, Jake Baggaley, Jamie Box, Rachel Brown, Jake Burge, Douglas Capron, James Carney, Akos Czigany, Kate Elliott, Meighan Ellis, Niccol├▓ Fano, Lisa Fleming, Ryo Fujimoto, Clare Gallagher, Shinsuke Kiryu, Daniel Gebhart de Koekkoek, Yuri Gomi, Brian Griffin, Sunil Gupta, Tom Hartford, Fiona Harvey, Kelly Hill, Thom Hudson, Tom Hunter, Barry W Hughes, Marcin Jary, James O Jenkins, Maria Kapajeva, Heidi Kayla, Fujimi Kawase, Dong Yoon Kim, Yuki Kishino, Shiho Kito, Karen Knorr, Bashi Kolibarova, Koichi Kuroda, Marten Lange, John Maclean, William Mackrell, Masayo Matsuda, Nektarios Markogiannis, Peter McDonnell, Chris Meigh-Andrews, Kanji Mizutani, Sara Naim, David Nix, Laura Noel, Jenny Nordquist, Yuji Obata, Eye Ohashi, Ale, Pavlou, Marian Alanso Perez, Peter Puklus, Wendy Pye, Bruno Quinquet, Pedro Ramos, Andras Ridovics, Stephen Roe, Christina Saez, Micah Sarut, Yann Sivault, Candice Shavalia, Evsen Sobek, Rachel Stanley, Go Takayama, Aruha Yamaoka , Keita Yasukawa, Rasmus Vasli, Donald Weber

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Edge of Extinction - installation shots

(left to right) Ryuji Araki, Kate Elliott, Matsuda Masayo

Bea Haut, (background) Tania Dolver

(left to right) Pascal Ancel Bartholdi, Patrycja Basinska, Jessica Mallock

(left to right) Ryuji Araki, Kate Elliott, Matsuda Masayo

(left to right) Lee Milne, Jessica Mallock, Ryuji Araki, Kate Elliott, Matsuda Masayo

(left to right) Tania Dolver, Ingrid Berthon-Moine, Jessica Mallock, Lee Milne

(left to right) Ryuji Araki, Kate Elliott, Jessica Mallock, Pascal Ancel Bartholdi

Exhibition continues until 26 June 6pm at Lo & Behold Gallery
, 2b Swanfield Street, 
London, E2 7DS

Monday, 13 June 2011

EXHIBITION: Edge of Extinction

Edge of Extinction

16.06.11 - 26.06.11

Lo & Behold Gallery

2b Swanfield Street

London E2 7DS

Opening event: Thursday 16 June 6.00 - 9.00pm

The exhibition continues until 26 June

Lo & Behold
, is pleased to present a new show, Edge of Extinction, curated by Pascal Ancel Bartholdi.

A wide range of techniques - analogue photography, sculpture, film, video, pictorial manipulation and digital photography - in genres as diverse as art, documentary, portraiture, conceptual, and still life, either challenge or enhance ‘the raison d’ ├¬tre’ (the justified survival) of the black and white image.

How does a black and white perspective change our view of actuality, or beauty? Where does the monochromatic medium fit into our contemporary visual regime? Do we use the Black and White mode of representation to keep a world on the edge of extinction alive? A world we refer to as the past, associated with nostalgia, poetry, beauty and emotion? Can this filter enhance our vision of the world or does it falsify it? From a socio-political view point, can the monochrome foundation of visual comprehension become a metaphor for the unification of cultures and races across the nations?

This show focuses on the relationship between contemporary mechanical and digital practice and a mode of seeing that is still regarded as ambiguous, belonging to the past yet ubiquitous to the present. A paradoxical language in a constant state of transformation.

Exhibiting artists:
Pascal Ancel Bartholdi, Ryuji Araki, Patrycja Basinska, Ingrid Berthon-Moine, Tania Dolver, Kate Elliott, Bea Haut, Jessica Mallock, Matsuda Masayo, Lee Milne