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.

Saturday, 6 April 2013

Portrait play

A few days ago Emma McGarry and I took some portraits of one another. We hadn't planned to. It came about as a result of some test shots Emma was taking for a new project she is currently researching. We took it in turn to take each other's portrait, swapping between shots directed by the person taking photographs, to shots directed by the person being photographed. 

It became quite an interesting game, seeing both the similarities and the differences in the way one chooses to present themself in front of the camera, compared to the way in which the person behind the camera wants to portray that person.