Kat Sloma Fine Art Photographer, Instructor & Author Corvallis, Oregon
I call my work “altered photography.” Photography is meditation and revelation. Alteration is experimentation and play. I pause to observe and photograph details in the world, and I seek to create a new feeling of “pause” as I alter the photographs digitally. The type of “pause” can be meditative or surprised; curious or joyful. My goal is to stop thought for a moment, allowing the world to be perceived in a different way.
I move freely along the spectrum from literal and representational to abstract, taking photographic elements out of context and recombining them to create an altered reality. I especially like to explore the contrast of geometric lines with organic shapes and forms. This unexpected combination speaks to two primary aspects of my personality, artist and engineer, coming together harmoniously. I create this work using an iPhone camera and apps, and enjoy the exploration of possibilities as each piece unfolds.
My artwork is conceived, created, printed and framed by my hand. I believe that presentation—bringing photographs into the tangible world—is an important part of the photographic process; one that has become rare in the era of increasing digital screens. I seek to enhance the “pause” I’ve created in the image in the final presentation, owning the artistic process from start to finish.
Kat Sloma is a fine art photographer, writer, and instructor who developed her distinct contemplative style when she began using an iPhone to create photographic art. A believer that everyone has the potential to share a unique point of view through art, Kat writes, teaches workshops, and speaks about iPhone and other creative aspects of photography. She is the author of Art with an iPhone: A Photographer’s Guide to Creating Altered Realities available at Amazon.com or your local bookstore, and Digital Photography for Beginners: Understanding Exposure, Light, Composition and Using your DSLR available on PhotographyBB.com.