Mike Smith: "Katy_T - a force of nature...Katy: You are amazing, you are the bond that ties the artistic world together. You fill the voids between structures and add your form & beauty to the magic that is photography.
I had the pleasure, honor, thrill and good fortune to shoot with Katy. I have not been the same since working with her. I feel that my own Artistic Vision will never be the same.
I picked up Katy in Victorville, California - she was sweet and personable. We arrived at the Estate and Katy literally became art embodied. From the moment we entered the structure, she ran from room to room and began attaching herself to objects and walls and doorways - we had begun and I had not even realized it. I had to grab my Camera and catch up. Throughout the shoot, Katy and I were constantly exchanging collabrative ideas. But it is Katy's skill as a dancer that feeds her whole artistic process. Many images later (with few breaks - all "Katy controlled"), I collapsed at the Computer. Katy, however, was not done - she insisted that we go through every image that I had taken and she gave her thoughts on each image. This process began at 11:30PM and lasted until 2:30AM.
From the beginning until the end I felt like I was in the presence of a 'Force of Nature,' Intelligent, Driven. An artistic partner - alive with ideas - not posed. She searched every moment of her movements for the perfect position. Between whatever objects she placed herself or any surface that she attached herself to - she became the force tying it all together in a composition of beauty - simple, elegant. ~~ Katy T - Thank You! A chance of a lifetime.