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.

Friday, 19 December 2014

Season's Greetings


Here's to a fabulous 2015 full of opportunities and happiness

Monday, 1 December 2014

A portrait of the V&A from the modern-day Museum Photographers

I have spent the past six weeks teaching a Creative Photography Course at the V&A. During the course, the students have been working as Museum Photographers, to create a modern-day ‘portrait’ of the V&A. 

Through class discussions, practical tasks and exhibition visits, the group have explored a combination of architectural, portrait, documentary and reportage photography, to develop a collection of images that depict their individual views and interpretations of the building, its inhabitants, and activities and events that take place there. 

During the final week of the course, the group compiled the images into a single ‘portrait’ that combines the physical layering of the photographs, with a conceptual layering of the different approaches and processes explored throughout the course, and an in-depth exploration into the layers of history found in the museum. 

You can view the 'grande finale' below: a culmination of the six weeks of the course. Click here for the background to the project, and to follow the progress of the course please see the previous posts on the V&A blog, here (week 1-2), here (week 3-4), and here (week 5-6), and my previous blog posts here and here.

© the photographers (John Francis, John Hinshelwood, David Marlow, Janice Weston, Gary Williams and Kate Elliott)