Faded Glory: The Photography of Kate Roth

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“I photograph with many types of formats. One of my favorites is Polaroid. In this series I shot with a Polaroid SX-70. The Polaroid SX-70 allows me to focus or not focus and gives me control, rather than what I can do with a point and shoot Polaroid camera.”

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“I cropped and framed while shooting. A kind of visual test or training. Because of this I had to return to many locations and rephotograph to make it right. I want to see during the process of shooting instead of fixing in postproduction.”

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“In this series I take you to old, dimly lit and impeccably maintained upper-class institutional spaces. Chandeliers, light fixtures and lamps – sometimes glowing and sometimes dead – that seem deprived of their purpose of illuminating the dramas of life. The head of the moose mounted on a wall seems to have lost its moorings and floats free in a reddish-brown haze. I’m showing somber and muted color images of a lost and uninhabited past frozen in the present. Through a light pictorialist fog.”

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Kate Roth is an award winning architectural and interiors photographer. Her sensibility with light and space has attracted the nation’s premiere architects, designers and advertising agencies. Whether she’s shooting Mies van der Rohe structures in Chicago or the Piazza San Marco in Venice, Roth has the ability to create imagery that captures the essence of the space she’s shooting.

Roth’s work has appeared in numerous editorial publications including Elle Décor, Metropolitan Home and House and Garden. She is on permanent collection MoMA in New York. In addition, Roth has begun working on a book that features a compilation of the most intriguing gardens from all over the world.

She studied photography for two years at the Royal Academy Of Arts in London, England, and received her BFA at Columbia College in Chicago.

You can see more of her work here.

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