American fine art photographer Kate Hannon employs both traditional and non-traditional techniques in the creation of her final images. From the serious to the sublime, everything is fodder for the inspirational moments she transforms into visual meditations. Born in Boston and based in Massachusetts, the New England coastline, countryside and cityscapes have been central to her life's work. A former journalist and marcomm guru who owned her own firm for 30 years, Kate holds a BA in journalism from Northeastern University in Boston where she also concentrated in political science. During her college years, she honed her photography skills with late night sessions in NU's darkroom as well as with courses at the nearby MassCollege of Art and New England School of Photography. While she was a co-op student in the WGBH-TV newsroom, a staff photographer took her under his wing and opened her eyes to a wider view of the art form. After her time with the legendary journalist Louis Lyons on his "News & Comments" production team, she went on to work for newspapers, magazines, advertising agencies and corporations before opening her own communication company -- Young Stacey Associates. Now retired, when she isn't on road trips Kate spends time shooting out her studio windows, seeking inspiration from a favorite tree in her neighbor's backyard to views of the marshes, dunes, South River and ocean. On clear sunny days, she can spot the historic Old Scituate light in the distance.
As a fine art photographer, I record seconds of time in the places where I walk near my home or on location. When I return to the studio, I process and transform these images into works that I hope will have universal appeal. From passing clouds to ocean waves on the shore, currents moving in the river, or twinkling stars and lights in the night sky, my intent is to open hearts and minds to the majesty of the world in the small, non-confrontational moments that fill our lives.