I've always been interested in the beauty of photography in capturing light, color and the transformation of life.
I first picked up a camera at the age of 5 taking photos of my younger brothers, I later studied photography at A-Level and continued with a foundation degree and then university to study fashion photography.
I grew up in a little village on the out skirts of Plymouth, Devon, This allowed me to explore the countryside and photograph the beautiful landscapes that surrounded us, I then moved to Southampton to study, being close to some of the biggest cities around, gave me inspiration to explore and find locations that were different.
Over the years i have done most types of photography including: portrait, fashion, magazine editorial, swimwear, glamour, motor sport, wedding dress, motor vehicles and landscapes, I have never said no to trying something new as i believe every opportunity no matter how big or small is a great experience and can spark inspiration for something you never thought of trying.
I am just coming to the end of my 3 year course in university and have enjoyed every minute, Over the last 3 years i have had 2 amazing mentors my tutor at university Michael Daks and Simon Green who has been my biggest inspiration who has pushed me and taught me everything i needed to know to get to the standard i am now.
2010 has been a big year for me getting my name known, this year i have had my work published in inkdiction magazine (US) December cover and feature, Bikini Galore Swimwear (US) advertisement and a upcoming feature in Flava Girl Magazine (US)
please check out kathymatthewsphotography.co.uk for more of my work