Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Some Christmas themed grandmother photos for you.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

So as I'm sure most of you know I've just returned from Ireland where among other things I was once again photographing my grandmother. Well the above photos are from those 10 days when I was her guest. This being my third trip for this purpose I found it hard not to repeat myself, but I still feel that I came away with some gems that add to the overall series. One thing that was great about this trip was that Donie (that's what we call my grandmother) was much more relaxed and comfortable in her role as model. She no longer wondered why I wanted to photograph her food or any other every day moment. As an aside: those are some pretty great legs for an 87 year old don't you think!

I'm sure most of you are aware of Women in Photography, the on-line gallery curated by Amy Elkins and Cara Phillips that features some pretty amazing artists. Well right now they are featuring one of my all-time favourites and that's Laura Letinsky. She writes really well about her work so it is definitely worth a look and a read. It's also worth browsing the archives which contain artists such as Alessandra Sanguinetti and Elinor Carruci. I always think of submitting to them but with such big names I know that there must be some very stiff competition. I will be sure to only submit my absolute best when I'm ready.

Lastly, it is quite rare that people know me because of my blog so a shout out to Samantha who I met tonight. As well Austin and Meghan Kelon from Texas who follow my blog and came to my show at The Visual Voice Gallery while they were in Montreal, that was pretty cool.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Hello all, I am back from the Irish Isle and although I had a great time I am happy to be back in cold and wintry Canada! While I was away I guest blogged on friend Aislinn Leggett's blog Slightly Lucid.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Out-takes from the Irish Grandmother series from the past two Decembers. As per this new tradition I am going to Ireland again this December. In fact I am leaving tomorrow! I will be gone till December 15th and won't be blogging during that time. Hopefully I will be making wonderful photographs instead! Wish me luck, and happy festive season to you all.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Chris between poses during a shoot I did of him last week.

I am excited by this potential political coalition (here in Canada). For once our politics is exciting. Probably good for the arts too.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Images of the wonderful and rambunctious model Jamie. I especially love the top one. The limbs, the darkness, the red hat; a good moment caught.

Friday, November 21, 2008

The top 2 images are from the Montreal botanical gardens, and the bottom 2 are from the Montreal insectarium. The bottom image (which is from a large group of day campers who left their bags outside with a counsellor so that they could run through the insectarium uninhibited, it got pretty crazy in there) could definitely work with the piles of stuff from my October 28th post.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Above are images of my sister, a first year medical student, in her school surroundings.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Nancy in the country this summer.

Things have been busy recently so I haven't been doing as much of my usual random shooting that I love to put up on this blog. So I will be looking into my archives and pulling some stuff from the summer for you guys. I'm sure you won't mind now that the weather is getting so crummy!

Friday, November 7, 2008

From a girls weekend in the country this summer.

The top two are of Aislinn and Annie-Eve.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Yeah America! Good job.

Above photos are from a place that is close to my heart. It is the first property that I own! Well I am part owner. In October Chris and I bought this cottage just north of Montreal in partnership with Chris' old friend Conor. We are going back up this weekend and I can't wait. The birds, the smells, the walks, the lake, and so much more just make me so relaxed when I get up there.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Joerg of Conscientious posted this week on the aesthetic or visual language used in photojournalism and how as viewers it does not engage us any more. I found it fascinating. Here is the first instalment and the second.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Piles of stuff in the back alleys of Montreal.

I have disabled the comments function on my blog. They just didn't seem to be much use. Most people who wanted to discuss the images ended up emailing me. And please continue doing this! You can reach me at kate@katehutchinson.com . Thanks Annie for your most recent comment all the same!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

This is our fish Dostoyevsky who has been living on the red counter for some time now. Vet in training Jackie says that fish shouldn't be close to a window. I disagree. For one I don't understand how anything could dislike a little window light. And for two I don't think that vets know that much about fish. Sorry Jacks! Either way he's been thriving there for the past 5 months.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Terrible photos of the show in situ. These really don't do the space, the overall show or the prints justice. Oh well, what can you do. The print images are 19x19 inches layed out along the four walls of The Visual Voice's square space.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

A photographer bride.

Also Bettina Forget who runs the Visual Voice Gallery wrote a blog post on my show. Check it out here. Thanks Bettina!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Summer pool noodle.
I went swimming in the lake yesterday and I can tell you that it did not look or feel anything like this!

Big voting day tomorrow Canadians. If you're still not sure who you want to vote for this website might help:


It could easily be called "vote for arts and culture". Don't give the conservatives any free rides!

Friday, October 10, 2008

So far the show has been a great success and surprisingly this has been the most popular image. I've always liked this image but I do prefer some of the other ones. I think the framing lines and sky, the glowing railway ties, the beautiful light, and the fact that this image is less of a portrait and more of a landscape, all help the viewer get into it and enjoy it.

I am so thankful that so many friends and strangers have been kind enough to write about and announce the show in their different venues. Aislinn Leggett has a behind the scenes "Why am I marrying him?" image here and wrote about the project here. Alexi Hobbs from The Montreal State of Mind wrote about it here, and the lovely Joanna Goddard from the big NYC wrote about it here. Lastly Stacey Dewolf wrote a little piece about the show for The Mirror here.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Virtual promo for you all (click to enlarge) and a new image along with it.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Here are a few circles for you. Sorry that I haven't been that present recently. The exhibit as well as other things have been keeping me quite busy. Speaking of my exhibit it's only 10 days till the vernissage! Thursday October 9th is the big day. That night I will be hosting whomever wishes to drop by between 6 and 9 pm. The address is 372 St Catherine Street West (Belgo Building), suite #421. (in Montreal of course)