To start off the semester, Under the Arch’s Exposures is running a series in which its new photography staff displays photo essays to introduce themselves, their style and why they love photography while beginning to prep and shoot projects for the rest of the year. We hope you enjoy getting to know them and are as excited about their upcoming work as we are.
Katie Short is a first-year studying in Paris this fall as part of the Liberal Studies Core Program. Paris will be a change of pace from her hometown of Glen Ellyn, Illinois, a small suburb of Chicago. Her passion for the arts is evident; she enjoys painting, drawing and acting, but mostly photography. She feels there is something so alluring about taking the ordinary sights around us in daily life and transforming them into unique pieces of art.
Katie’s photography attempts to embody that charm. She attempts to use photos to make the viewer feel a strong emotion that perhaps wasn’t there before. Katie enjoys shooting macabre subjects. Her highly-stylized photos are inspired by her guilty pleasure, horror movies — a passion that was ignited by watching movies like “Coraline” when she was younger.
Email Katie at [email protected].