Mahalo, a word used by the native Hawaiian culture, is a word of gratitude. Literally, it translates to "In Divine Breath" -- a perfect description for the feeling you get when you gaze at anything in this place. Volcanoes next to snow capped mountains next to crashing waves and waterfalls -- it is as if a divine breath blew beauty from shore to shore. This collection of images is a celebration of Mahalo and all it is intended to represent. If you are not a member of the Shot of the Day, now is a great time to join (for free, of course). As a member, you will receive the first glance at additions to this collection. The collection will be loaded during the month of March 08. Aloha!
No words can describe the experience of walking on land marked with such history and such holy significance. The "The Holy Land" collection, a picture of Israel, represents a fraction of the images which are part of a larger work. If you are interested in viewing more of the collection, please contact Kat through the contact page. Shalom!
In September 2005, I was privileged to be the photo journalist for a religions mission to Cuba by Everglades Community Church. While my heart was open to a “higher purpose,” I couldn’t help but focus on the images I would capture there. As the saying goes, life takes over when you have other plans. And it did! This trip changed me. I see things differently. Appreciate things more. Feel things from a different place. I pray that these images bring you a little of what I saw, felt and experienced in Cuba. Welcome to Hello Cuba—A Snapshot of Life in 2005To order the Hello Cuba book, click on the book button to the right!
The summer of 2006 was filled with adventure. Italy was the highlight. The "Taste of Italy" collection is a small sample of a bigger work. Please feel free to email us with questions about particular sites of interest and we will be happy to see if we have a photograph from Italy which suits your needs. Caio Bella!
Harbor Island is a small island off of Eluthera in the Bahamian chain of islands. It is truly an undiscovered treasure. In 2002, Kat was commissioned by a local business owner to capture the essence of Harbor Island so that "he could feel like he was always there." From the hundreds of photographic images, Kat created an office full of Photocrylics™ paintings and Wood Adhesion™ pieces that grace the walls of Hicks and Kneale, P.A. in Miami, Florida. From palm covered islands to native fruit stands, Harbor Island can be felt in this exhibit.
Reflections of Freedom, One Lawyer’s View from the Inside Out, was the featured exhibit at the Florida Supreme Court Rotunda Gallery from September-December 2003. It was then extended into 2004, making it the longest standing exhibit in the history of the Florida Supreme Court Art in the Courts program. The exhibit features 28 original Photocrylics™ paintings by Kat from freedom spots around the world… Ireland, Normandy, Arlington National… Each image tells a story of freedom. The 12 remaining pieces from the exhibit are now on display in Sparta, North Carolina at the Sparta Restaurant on Main Street.
This gallery captures the non-traditional images of Paris and parts of France. We’ve all seen pictures of the famous sites, and they are beautiful, but have you seen the small intricate details that make France so uniquely beautiful? The bread, the wine, the markets, the artists, the people, the reliefs. This is France!
Faces are fabulous! There are no two exactly alike. If you stop long enough to look around, you will see that there is literally a collection of galleries walking this earth in the faces of those around you. In some, you can see the souls through the eyes. In others, the wrinkles tell the tale. In another, it’s the dimples. This collection of faces will make you smile, cry, laugh and scratch your head. Enjoy!
Since 2002, Photos by Kat has carried a virtual exhibit called the "Shot of the Day." Reader's Choice is the collection of images that have received the most praise, commentary and sales. They are the images that the audience has chosen as the best of the best.
As I learned photography, I became frustrated and then facinated by how my camera reacted to reflections in windows, water, glass, mirrors, eyes, etc. At first frustrated with my inability to eliminate them, I quickly realized that the ability to crisply capture a reflection is an art form in and of itself. What once was an annoyance, became a passion for me. Reflections have become my favorite thing to shoot [except my family!]. I have now gathered such a large portfolio of them that this collection is worthy of its very own page. As you walk through life today, notice the reflections around you. Once you become tuned into them, you cannot resist their appeal.