I’m interested in telling stories both real and imagined. I’m fascinated, like many, by our existence as humans on the Earth and my images are often explorations of the environments we inhabit and the effect we have on these places. I’m interested in how we as humans make a mark on a space or place, leave behind a trace of who we are.
I like to imagine who may have created each scene and arranged the elements, like stills from an unfinished film.
Although ambiguous, the scenes must be authentic. I don’t want to stage anything or interfere with the reality of the images any more than I already am by choosing to photograph them.
The images form fragments of a story, suspended narratives created by anonymous players in a place where reality has created its own fiction.
— Kate Peters, London, United Kingdom
My work stems from a curiosity regarding visible phenomena in the physical world. At the same time it is fueled by an anxiety that revolves around the hidden, the undetected and the unknown. I use nature as an entry point into my examination of this interconnected wonder and fear and the camera as both a revelator and a witness.
Influenced by the peculiar visual form of early occult photography, the symbolic content of 17th century Dutch still life and the obsessive process of botanical recording, I photograph both carefully-constructed nature tableaux as well as the outside world as it is transformed by light and time. By visually describing the phenomenology of nature I attempt to elicit a sense of amazement in the viewer while simultaneously alluding to the gap between the logic of the physical world and the human experience of it.
— Kate Greene, Los Angeles, California, USA