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Katie-Jane Mabey

What got you into photography? I can't actually remember, although I'm useless at art yet I'm very creative so I suppose its an outlet for my creativity, I got my first SLR when I was 15 and I've been obsessed ever since.

Who is your favourite author? I read so many different books of different genres, but my favourite book of all time is Alice's adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, I've read it so many times!

What cameras do you use? I have a Canon film SLR which I use constantly, it travels around with me everywhere and I have a few different lenses for it. I also use my polaroid camera which I love and I use disposable cameras too. I rarely shoot digitally apart from uni work.

Which of your own photographs is your favourite? I have so many favourites, and it always changes, on the most part when I look at my own work I usually don't like it, but here are a couple I like... (3 and 5)

What, or who inspires you? I'm inspired by everything, people, places, objects anything can inspire me. My friends, family and my gorgeous cat are constant inspirations, also where my family now live in Devon is very inspiring.

Who are your favourite photographers? Oh gosh there is a ridiculously long list; Yelena Yemchuk, Lina Scheynius,
Francesca Woodman, Tim Walker, Annie Leibovitz, Terry Richardson, Gavin Watson, Henry Cartier Bresson, Guy Bourdin, Richard Avedon, Richard Billingham...

What were you like as a child? I loved dressing up, and dancing. I constantly wore dresses and liked to dress myself from a young age resulting in some interesting outfits!

What are your ambitions with regards to your photography? I'm really not sure, I'd love to make a living from taking photographs as it's what I love doing, I'd like to travel around the world photographing magical places and people and have people appreciate my work.

What are your favourite blogs? The main blogs which I read are... because she's my best friend and also takes photos :) because they are the cutest couple and they post dreamy photos! and because I'm jealous of all her clothes!

What did you want to be when you grew up? I changed my mind so many times! To start with I wanted to be a ballerina, when I was in high school I wanted to be a forensic scientist for a while, those where the main two ideas before i decided on photography haha.

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Katie's blog


  1. I love your blog!
    I just created my own, not much there at the moment but I promise I will update as much as possible-
    Please continue to check it out,
    Lots of love

  2. all these interviews are fantastic!