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I was born and brought up in New Zealand. After leaving school at 18 I gained an arts council bursary and studied Costume design at what was then NZís only professional theatre. I left NZ when I was 21 like a lot of other young NZers who wanted to further their careers in distant lands. Having backpacked my way across the world I eventually arrived in England and have remained here ever since.

My working life began in London as a Costume designer for what was then ATV at Elstree studios doing mainly American shows. I also freelanced at the BBC. During this period I also studied Silversmithing at the Sir John Cass School of art and later at the Norwich art school.

I took up photography quite by accident 6 odd years ago. At work a catalogue was needed to show clothing. I volunteered to have a stab at the photography, thinking it could not be that difficult. I did not realise that it was indeed very easy to point and shoot, but very difficult to get any worthwhile results. However I perservered and produced a fine catalogue, in the process becoming hooked on photography. I also realised how much I had to learn, in order to do this I ransacked the local library, spent a fortune on photography magazines, Joined EPZ and started shooting.


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24 Sep 2013 9:36AM
Brilliant photography Kate, I really like the photos Touch of gold and Norfolk wood, they remind me of Gustav Klimt trees.

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8 Jan 2013 5:13PM
What a beautiful portfolio you have Katy. I love your woodland shot especially. Inspiring stuff!
6 May 2012 2:21PM
A wonderful portfolio. Inspiring
29 Feb 2012 5:47PM
A masterpiece work. Learnt a bit on presentation. Thanks for the opportunity.
10 Jan 2012 9:28PM
A beautiful, creative body of work, Katie. I shall return on a regular basis to top up my inspiration levels!
10 Oct 2011 2:15AM
An excellent portfolio
Jon.H 15 19 England
18 Jul 2011 7:56PM
Very inspiring portfolio - superb quality to your work.


Stunning Portfolio Katie
25 May 2011 9:26PM
What a stunning portfolio.
phototwink Plus
10 18 3 Scotland
9 Dec 2010 8:15PM
Don't know how I've missed your pf up to now - wonderful images!
andy210966 Plus
9 4 119 Wales
22 Oct 2010 8:16AM
Hi Kate

So glad you voted on one of my shots for if you hadn't, I would never have come across this fabulous and inspiring portfolio of images. Just beautiful work throughout!

GillR Plus
9 71 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2009 4:14AM
An absolutely beautiful gallery, a complete delight to view.
Hello katie there are some amazing photos there my dad takes pictures but her always put himself down on his pictures and i was wondering if you could look at his pictures and comment on them

Thanks Liam

ps his name is dwaller
Mynett Plus
8 142 6 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2009 7:32PM
Your work is some of the best on the site.... wow

Hi Katie just popped in for a look and was i glad i did what a wonderful site.John
great shots Katie.
thx for your comments
katieb Plus
12 255 4 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2009 11:43AM
Thank you again to everyone for their comments and support.
23 Mar 2009 8:20AM
a stunning portfolio just superb images
7 Mar 2009 3:37PM
Exceptional portfolio. I can see that you like the coast it shows in your treatment of your seascapes. I find many of your images very serene.
woodrow Plus
9 153 Scotland
6 Mar 2009 8:52PM
so lovely, many nice images here, like the feeling of space that your work conveys

well done

Paul Smile
iancatch Plus
10 4 45 England
2 Mar 2009 8:05PM
Super pf too many to click on but will be in my favourites from now - thanks for your votes btw.

Ian-Munro Plus
9 200 15 Wales
26 Feb 2009 5:01PM
Great browse of a superb PF. I'll be back.

22 Jan 2009 10:01PM
Superb portfolio i will come back to look again soon.
22 Jan 2009 9:47PM
Kate, your portfolio is one of the best I've seen.
19 Jan 2009 10:42AM
Superb PF. Wonderful and beautiful photos. Yours are the shots I'd one day love to take, and to have that lens!! Keep up the fab work

jusophine Plus
10 104 1 England
29 Jun 2008 9:03PM
Outstanding pf, so glad I visited. Your work is an inspiration. Congratulations.
James_G Plus
9 166 5
29 Jun 2008 8:44PM
Ok, I'm a muppet. I've only just discovered your PF and website whereas everyone else on EPZ seems to know your work well. You have the most fantastic eye for a pic matched with great technical ability. Wonderful work. Forgive me if I don't click on everyone of your pix, although they all deserve it, I don't have the time right now. But I'll be back to look at all of them again.
katieb Plus
12 255 4 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2008 11:25AM
Gosh I have just realized lots of people have added comments here without me noticing - just what to say a big thank you.
8 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2008 10:22AM
excellent pf and some of my favourite places too.
i love north norfolk, would love to move down there and may do so in a few years when ive done with work,
13 May 2008 8:33PM
Loving your work there Kate, come on the locals!

Regards Paul.
jinstone Plus
10 1 1 England
5 May 2008 5:08AM
Blimey - amazing collection - added to favourites.
Smile Smile
your work is stunning.. had to come back and see more of you PF..look forward to seeing more from you..

Take care
Dawn MIchelle
27 Jan 2008 10:11PM

You have some terrific images here a pleasure to view them

ashley Plus
13 167 1 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2007 4:59PM
I have enjoyed looking at the photos in your portfolio.

some great shots well done

19 Aug 2007 6:53PM
All your pictures have a nice feel to them ---well done you

katieb Plus
12 255 4 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2007 7:40AM
Paul thank you.
pmorgan Plus
10 217 13 England
14 Aug 2007 6:33PM
Not that you need telling, but i just wanted to say that you have an outstanding portfolio Kate!

Pure joy to look at!

woodrow Plus
9 153 Scotland
1 Jul 2007 12:18AM
Hi Kate,

never been to Norfolk area but images are stunning, lots of effort and hard work - much inspiration for me

I really enjoyed looking at the photos in your portfolio. The pictures taken on Skye are wonderful and show the beauty of this island. JNC
7 May 2007 11:18AM
Stunning images in your pf Katie
A real pleasure to view
User_Removed 12 239 7 England
7 May 2007 10:06AM
fabulous pf katie. i love the way you have presented your part of this planet so much so i must come & see. wonderful images!

2 May 2007 8:30AM
You have some particularly fine work in your portfolio Kate, and I have enjoyed browsing all the places that I'm unfamiliar with. Quite delightful, thanks...

BurntOut Plus
10 321 2 England
26 Mar 2007 9:34PM
Absolutely stunning portfolio. Spent a lot of time in Norfolk as a child, and your pictures of Wells and Blakeney in particular brought back a lot of memories.

RobD Plus
10 25 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2007 4:57PM
As a recent recruit to epz I have only just found your terrific portfolio - a happy discovery made as a result of seeing your latest photo - A Touch of Colour. The comments above alerted me to the fact that I had already seen and been impressed by your work in Prac Photographer. It's good to make the connection. Congratulations on some really remarkable landscapes. I have added you to my Fav Photographers so that I can look out for your future work
24 Feb 2007 6:43PM
your pictures, website are truly an inspiration
katieb Plus
12 255 4 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2007 5:50PM
Nikki and Bob thank you for your kind comments.
robert5 Plus
15 88 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2007 4:08PM
Great shots and stunning black and white shots and well done on getting in the Feb 07 Practical Photography.
NikkiW Plus
10 33 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2007 8:05PM
wow.....you have some brilliant pictures here, very much to my taste...
katieb Plus
12 255 4 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2007 9:05PM
Bitte and Tim Thank you for your knd words.
BeiK Plus
10 7 Scotland
13 Jan 2007 3:46PM
I have no words to describe the excellence of your pf! "Stunning", "mindblowing", "top class" etc seem inadequate....I see you were showcased in the Feb 2007 issue of Practical Photography, on the creme de la creme of reader pics' pages. Congratulations, but I am not surprised!
tim g Plus
13 13 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2006 6:33PM
You have a wonderful collection of photographs, i've enjoyed browsing through them.

katieb Plus
12 255 4 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2006 8:12AM
Thank you Peter, Thair and Marg.
26 Nov 2006 7:02PM
Your portfolio is amazing, consistently brilliant. You absolutely have the eye of an artist. One of my very favourites. Congratulations!

wasper Plus
10 533 1 Ireland
10 Nov 2006 2:38PM
A wonderful gallery. Stunning scenery & well captured. You an eye for beauty. Well done
Pike Plus
10 3 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2006 6:12PM
I joined EPZ after i seen your wonderful portfolio in practical photography magazine. Wonderful photographs Kate.

katieb Plus
12 255 4 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2006 6:45AM
Steven thank you.
u47sb2 Plus
10 36 Scotland
3 Aug 2006 10:40PM
You know you've found a good portfolio when you spend a 1/2hour on the first 3 pages of it! Lots of stunning landscapes/seascapes. I especially like the misty trees and slow-shutter speeds on the sea. just hope you haven't clicked to be informed of new comments or your email inbox might be full! Will be revisiting this portfolio.
katieb Plus
12 255 4 United Kingdom
27 Jul 2006 7:18PM
Darren and Sandy Thank you.
bumbleb3 Plus
10 358 United Kingdom
27 Jul 2006 6:40PM
what a beautiful collection you have in your portfolio.
I will never grow tired of looking at your work
dazzaman Plus
10 631 England
26 Jul 2006 9:35PM
just been viewing ur portfolio kate,
one word (stunning)
ps. im jelous of the light u capture.
Sangoma 10 5
13 Jun 2006 12:08AM
Well done Kate on featuring in another issue (July 2006) of Practical Photography.

Lets hope you can make a full time income from your work in the not too distant future.

Keep up the good work Smile
katieb Plus
12 255 4 United Kingdom
21 May 2006 9:13PM
Ben thank you and to everyone else for your encouragement and support.
ghibby Plus
11 101 United Kingdom
18 May 2006 11:01AM
Congratulations Kate!

I have just picked up the latest Practical Photography (June 2006 issue) to be greeted with the now familiar shots of the Norfolk Coast in the World Through Your Eyes section. It must be a real buzz to see your work in print and I was thrilled for you seeing those beautiful shots in such a big magazine title!

Its prompted me to have another look through your folio and looking at the images I am very impressed with the tranquillity and lovely compositions you have shot.

You have inspired me to send in some of my shots to magazines. Well done!

30 Apr 2006 4:28AM
Love ALL your pic's. Looking at them gives me alot of pleasure. If only i were that good.
redstag Plus
11 100 15 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2006 2:08PM
I keep coming back to your portfolio, it is stunning.
17 Mar 2006 12:48AM
Amazing portfolio Kate.
12 Mar 2006 9:25AM
WOW what fantastic photo's, great site, i love north norfolk spent most of my late teens and early 20's there, did most of my courting there, wells, sherringham, fakenham, little walsingham, brings back such memories so beutifully captures. you are so lucky to live in norfolk
UserRemoved 12 6.2k 1
8 Mar 2006 8:09AM
Wonderful collection of some great shots! Will be back to look for interesting locations for when I visit my brother (near Norwich)! :o)
7 Mar 2006 10:47AM
Hi Kate just looking through your extesive collection and find it difficult to choose one I realy like, there all so damn good,your standard is perfection and makes my shots look like snap shots. you have obviously worked hard to make it look so easy and I hope to reach that standard soon!!!!!

An excellant portfolio keep up the good work, your passion realy shows
tonyheps Plus
13 6 1
5 Mar 2006 10:42AM
Wonderful portfolio featuring one of my favouate locations.
beaniebabe Plus
11 2.3k England
4 Mar 2006 12:33PM
You have a great portfolio, good luck with your exhibition it's a well deserved one.

Angie x
jkennedy Plus
10 4 1 Indonesia
20 Feb 2006 8:39PM
Hi Kate,

I found your website through the PP forum and what a find. Your images of the Norfolk Coast where I used to work years ago are just stunning. I would have been proud to have taken any of them.

Keep up the good work and I certainly will be returning to your website regularly.

Best regards,
katieb Plus
12 255 4 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2006 11:47AM
I would just like to say a big thank you to everyone for the very kind comments you have left here.
janehewitt Plus
13 215 1 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2006 10:15AM
Katie you have a stunning portfolio, I've really enjoyed browsing! Jane
glenalva Plus
11 338 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2006 11:49AM
A stunning portfolio, beautiful collection of images.

kaybee Plus
12 5.0k 25 Scotland
12 Feb 2006 10:50AM
I have no idea why people such as yourself (great landscapers) bother looking at my stuff

Kate - Congratulations on your recent magazine awards in 2 categories! It was good to see a name I recognised and your work definitely has a particular style that really stood out,
Chriscj Plus
10 96 1 England
2 Feb 2006 2:05AM
You have a stunning portfolio Katie, I had some places on my might visit list but due to your stunning shots they are now on a must visit list, and to think I'm only in Suffolk.

Kris_Dutson Plus
14 8.2k 1 England
16 Jan 2006 2:37AM
Thought I'd better pop in and comment on one of my favourites. A superb portfolio Katie - a pleasure to view.

Exceptional portfolio of very stunning images. Norfolk looks beautiful through your work.
A superb portfolio of stunning images.
I eagerly await each new submission.

9 Dec 2005 2:38AM
A stunning porfolio that anyone would be proud of, and its yours Katie.
IanFlindt Plus
12 740 21 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2005 5:59AM
I'd like to think that I was Kate's greatest fan, but there are too many others who would challenge that statement, saying that, actually, they were! Kate has a porfolio packed with images of extraordinary, soul-stirring quality. A natural artist and also one of the kindest people on this site.
claret Plus
12 49 England
7 Dec 2005 10:48PM
In my favourites list too. Particularly enjoy your seascapes.
debster Plus
12 693 3 England
6 Dec 2005 4:29AM
Also one of MY favourite portfolios - Katie, you know how much of an inspiration you've been to me - watching you develop has given me the encouragement I needed to persevere and increase my learning! Thank you for all your help.

glazzaro Plus
12 70 23 United States
5 Dec 2005 12:57PM
Always a pleasure, your shots are full of life and I believe reflect the person taking the shot. Excellent work, I enjoy my visits to your portfolio.

Miles Herbert Plus
14 1.8k 4 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2005 11:58AM
One of my favourite portfolios...and a really nice person behind all those amazing images. It's a pleasure to know you Kate.
3 Dec 2005 12:17AM
Living in Norfolk I always look forward to the inspiration of Kate,s work. Stunning coatal images.
lobsterboy Plus
13 14.8k 13 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2005 4:03AM
Stunning pictures of the Norfolk coast, always a delight to view.
KathyW Plus
13 1.8k 12 Norfolk Island
1 Dec 2005 9:21AM
A superb collection of landscapes.
The North Norfolk coast never looked better!

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