I’ve always known I wanted to be in the creative industry. I was never good at anything academic but always thrived in drama and art and all the creative subjects. I went to University to study film and this is where I found my passion for cameras. I picked up my first camera which was a Canon 5D and started taking photos and I loved the thrill I got when I viewed the images I had taken, especially the good ones. I taught myself Lightroom and Photoshop from watching Youtube tutorials and the more I edited photos, the better I got at it.

Graduating from University two years ago, it was time to face the real world and the prospect of building a career. It took me a while but I finally got my foot in the door with the film and TV industry which was always the goal for me. I’ve worked on feature films such as Darkest Hour and Hobbs and Shaw as well as TV shows Cobra and Das Boot for Sky, Creeped Out for the BBC, and Ackley Bridge for Channel 4. I’ve also worked on Hollyoaks and Emmerdale. Even though I’ve been working in the film and TV industry successfully for a few years now, I still love to pick up my camera. Photography will always be my first love.

I have a lovely collection of cameras. My main one is a Nikon Z7 which I purchased in 2019 and it’s a beautiful digital camera that had just come out at the time. I also have a Pentax film camera, a polaroid, and a GoPro. As a frequent traveler, I bring my cameras along with me and capture anything and everything. I want to brighten up people’s lives with my photography prints. I also know how frustrating it is when you’re on holiday and you can’t get a decent photo of something because there are so many tourists. With my advanced editing skills, I remove tourists from my photos and their irritating cameras so that you can see the picture without them. I know not everybody can do this so I want to do that for you.

I hope my photography can inspire other people to pick up a camera because it is liberating and rewarding.

Thank you for visiting!
KatieMai x