Photographer Spotlight Monday: Katie Harland

Prefered name? Katie Harland
Where Are You From? I’m from Houston, Texas…
Current Area of Residence? …& I live here currently!
Instagram: @katieharlandphoto


TOAN: Do you have a focus on one specific area of photography, i.e.: fashion, landscape, portraiture, events, etc? If so, which?
Katie Harland:My favorite kinds of photos to take are portraits. I’m inspired by intimate moments & peoples little quirks, so being able to capture them really makes me happy. I also love shooting landscapes but I haven’t been too inspired here in Houston lately. 
TOAN: What are your thoughts on saturation in the photography industry due to social media?
KH: It has been pretty beneficial to me, I mean look — social media is how you found me! I’ve been able to connect with so many talented artists & models through flickr and Instagram. Without social media I probably never would’ve gotten involved in my art community here in Houston or even taken the step to shoot film. On the other hand, people can also steal your work and not give any credit where its due.
TOAN: Because of its origin and some specific knowledge of settings, numbers and so forth, do you consider photography an art, science, or skill/talent?
KH: Its all three! For me, I like to think its skill & art as I’m not very technical.
TOAN: How did you decide on photography as something to commit your time to?
KH: Photography has always been something thats exhilarating for me! I used to love taking pictures of my friends when I was younger and as I got older I realized I really had a talent worth pursuing.
TOAN: What do you imagine to be doing with photography in 6 months? 5 years?
KH: In the next six months I hope to have some concrete travel plans through the US & hopefully out of the country, but thats always on my to-do list. In the next five years I hope to have had many successful art shows & editorials published! Fingers crossed.