My name is Kat. I was born and raised in Prague (CR) and moved to The Netherlands in 1991. I attended the Academy of Art (HKU, section Digital Media Design) in Hilversum. After obtaining my Masters degree I started a full-time job as a creative at MTV Networks. Around 2009, after I left MTV Networks, I started working full-time as a freelance graphic designer and a few years back started developing my photography skills. Since then, I’ve worked on a great number of projects with all kinds of people around the world as IAMKAT.
Photography is my biggest passion, along with music and adult portrait photography, I love photographing kids, for commercial projects as well as personal assignments. I take honest and unique portraits of children. Pictures of children are almost always “sweet.” My goal is to add something extra to my photographs so they go beyond “sweet” and reveal something essential about the nature of that particular child. I challenge myself to capture the child’s spontaneity while at the same time I strive to make a work of art. Honest and artful.
I photograph children as children. They do not have to pose or do things they normally would not do. I easily connect with them, make them feel comfortable and take photographs at the same time. This provides for the most original images. Sincere, honest and real.
This year I've been selected as the New Dutch Photography Talent 2016 by the GUP magazine for their book called 'NEW'. The annual publication is featuring 100 emerging Dutch photographers, so being a part of it makes me feel very honoured of course !
Feel free to get in touch if you want to know more about my work. Contact me if you want to know more about how I work and what I charge for my work.