Artist Statement 


 

Katrina Roberts is a commercial photographer based in Chicago Illinois. With a city that is packed with a wide variety of subjects, it is her experiences in the restaurant industry and transportation that have influenced her the most. 

Her current  work focuses on food photography that describes the visual elements of a dish; the environment and composition. Katrina uses her attention to detail and sense of space to capture the beauty of the dish and assist in telling it's story. 

An ongoing personal project features images of the elevated public transportation system and descriptions of its form and place in the city of Chicago. These man-made structures create engaging perspectives and patterns that are constantly battling against the elements and heavy use. While it moves people forward it also retains a bit of the past, allowing these images to capture a small moment of the city's history. 

 

Curriculum Vitae

 

EXPERIENCE

Administrative Photography Assistant

Equator Design: Chicago, IL,  March 2017- Present

  • Working on set along side photographers through various stages of the photographic process
  • Digital Asset Management
  • Resource freelance talent. Including but not limited to food stylists, photographers and assistants

 

Commercial Photographer‘s Assistant

Scott Payne Studios, INC - Chicago, IL, June 2015
Kevin Smith Photography - Chicago, IL, July 2015

(Additional photographers availiable upon request)

  •  Assist in various areas of photographic production
  •  Assemble and disassemble studio equipment                  
  •  Digital Asset Management
  •  Provide specialized support to photographers
  •  Analyze photographic assignments and create notes on handling logistics
  • Establish sets according to direction, arrange lighting, backdrops and props
  •  Retouch images

 

EDUCATION

Commercial Photography: Bachelors of Art
Columbia College Chicago                                                                       
September 2012- May 2015

Commercial Photography: Associates
Owens State Community College                                                             
anuary 2009-June 2012

SKILLS

• Adobe products: Photoshop, Lightroom, Bridge, Capture One
• Efficiently create and manage a digital library
• Knowledge of Macintosh operating systems
• Ability to communicate and work across teams