Blackcat Photography

Artist Statement
Watching the tears fall from an awkward teenager’s face when she sees her portrait for the first time, seeing that smile, or hearing the words, “I’m beautiful”, was my motivation for pursuing my passion for photography. Twenty-five years ago, I began a creative journey when I became involved with a local elementary school’s yearly musical production. I wanted to give the actors a professional photo shoot and display their photos like the ones you see in the lobby of a theatre. So, I began as a portrait photographer.
Attending Samford University’s Academy of the Arts gave me the opportunity to grow my skills and widen my scope. Today, I am combining many of my images (new and old) to create artistic works. After retiring from a career as a counselor, I spend my days making art.

Kathryn H. Blackwell