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.

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’ ĂȘtre’ (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

Sunday, 5 June 2011

The Seagull

Sorting through some of my old photos I came across this one, taken one weekend a few years ago. An early Summer's day trip to the English seaside, it still evokes the same feelings in me...