ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER
South Carolina based photographer Kate Philips is the owner of Studio K, Inc. With over three decades of full-time experience as a commercial assignment photographer, Kate has created thousands of outstanding images for regional, national, and international clients. Now, thirty years later, Kate also dedicates much of her time to fine art endeavors.
Kate's vivid photography has a bold, color-saturated style, and her black & white images have "a punch" of contrast. Kate is recognized for her ability to previsualize light, and for her talent to put the ordinary in a different light to create the extraordinary.
Kate was born in Birmingham, AL and received the majority of her photography training from New York's top photographers in the late '80s. She shot film exclusively for two decades (in 35mm, 2 1/4" and 4x5" formats) before adding digital cameras to her tool kit in 2004.
Her first Photoshop course was at New York’s Apple Computer Center in 1994, when scanning film for digital effects became mainstream. Since then, she has kept her climbing boots on to stay on top of the digital learning curves and advances in technology that continue to present themselves in her field.
Kate has recently added fine MEDIUM FORMAT DIGITAL photography to her repertoire. Her HASSELBLAD HD-5 digital camera system offers superior image detail from an image sensor that is four times the size of a full frame 35mm sensor. Medium format is especially suited for client and fine art projects requiring "pop off the page" detail and large size reproductions. Mixed with an experienced eye and a fresh perspective, Kate now enjoys using her Hasselblad to add new state-of-the-art medium format images to her bodies of work.