A Small Voice: Conversations With Photographers

021 - Kate Peters

Episode Summary

Inspired by a cool photography teacher and her cupboard full of photobooks, Kate Peters started taking pictures at school and has never really wanted to do anything else since. Whilst doing a photography degree at Falmouth College of Arts she responded to a notice offering work experience with Nadav Kander, which she got and that led to what I guess would be some people’s idea of a dream apprenticeship - a full time assisting job with Nadav that lasted four years. After striking out on her own she quite quickly established herself as an editorial portrait photographer, a profile which was helped when in 2012 she was commissioned by the Guardian Weekend Magazine to photograph 32 of the UK’s Olympic hopefulls, which became a cover story. Her portrait of Julian Assange also ended up on the cover of Time. She has also worked on a number of personal projects including Yes Mistress, a portrait series about the world of the dominatrix and Cam Girls, which features images of sex workers taken from the computer screen, both of which she discusses in the interview. She has won a number of accolades including the Vic Odden award in 2013 and the Freshfields Prize at the Renaissance Awards and a selection of her portraits form part of the permanent collection at the National Portrait gallery in London. In episode 21, Kate discusses: Concerns brought on by motherhood; assisting Nadav Kander; not being in a hurry; the Yes Mistress project; CamGirls; editorial commissions - her process; shooting women & shooting film; book recomendatations; fear of the unknown

Episode Notes

Inspired by a cool photography teacher and her cupboard full of photobooks, Kate Peters started taking pictures at school and has never really wanted to do anything else since. Whilst doing a photography degree at Falmouth College of Arts she responded to a notice offering work experience with Nadav Kander, which she got and that led to what I guess would be some people’s idea of a dream apprenticeship - a full time assisting job with Nadav that lasted four years. After striking out on her own she quite quickly established herself as an editorial portrait photographer, a profile which was helped when in 2012 she was commissioned by the Guardian Weekend Magazine to photograph 32 of the UK’s Olympic hopefulls, which became a cover story. Her portrait of Julian Assange also ended up on the cover of Time. She has also worked on a number of personal projects including Yes Mistress, a portrait series about the world of the dominatrix and Cam Girls, which features images of sex workers taken from the computer screen, both of which she discusses in the interview. She has won a number of accolades including the Vic Odden award in 2013 and the Freshfields Prize at the Renaissance Awards and a selection of her portraits form part of the permanent collection at the National Portrait gallery in London. In episode 21, Kate discusses: Concerns brought on by motherhood; assisting Nadav Kander; not being in a hurry; the Yes Mistress project; CamGirls; editorial commissions - her process; shooting women & shooting film; book recomendatations; fear of the unknown