I am a born and bred Sydney girl ,a former model, author and photographer. I have been the resident photographer on a far away island (tough job), attached my camera gear to a large telescope at an observatory (biggest lens ever), worked in fashion (long hours), shot for advertising (all about the “angle”), written a book (exhausting) specialised in portraiture (my talent) and created fine art (very romantic, but not for me).
I have a BA in Fine art from UNSW and a MA in Art therapy from UWS. This training fine tuned my creative skills. My fine art work has been exhibited at at TAP Gallery Darlinghurst, The Australian Affordable Art Fair, St Vincent's Private Hospital Darlinghurst, the University of New South Wales, and the University of Western Sydney. My photographic work remains in two permanent collections at two Sydney hotels, Cremorne Point Manor and Glenferrie Lodge Kirribilli. You can check out my blog for my recent landscape work . I am an avid traveller. I love capturing this amazing world we live in. I donate my world wide travel photo's to wiki commons.
I am very proud of my book How to Look Good In Photos. From smart phones selfies, to professional cameras at big events- there is always a picture being taken. From the dating game, to the boardroom, and even your holidays. Images are captured so learn my tricks and look your best! .
I am a proud wife, mother and am also co-founder of Chocumin: refined turmeric and chocolate made by our company Three Mothers Chocolates. So who are the three mothers?
Ms Hoa is the first mother. She is a turmeric farmer in Vietnam. She lives with her family after an accident in childbirth left her a paraplegic. A trained accountant and former teacher, she helps run her family farm with love. She is an inspiration to me.
The second mother is Nhi. Her family have a restaurant that can seat up to 1000 people in Vietnam. She knows her food, and has taught me allot. Nhi has created a secret recipe that mixes refined turmeric and Swiss style chocolate. She is also a natural leader and brings strength to the group.
And then there is me, Kate the creative. After 15 years in the photography and creative strategy business I needed a new creative challenge. From branding to the visual storytelling- I share our story. Oh and I am resident taste tester of all Chocumin chocolate.
Thank you for taking the time to read about me and my passions.