Katie Whitman Artist Statement

I am Katie Whitman and I'm a photographer based out of Wausau, Wisconsin. I specialize in landscape, conceptual, and the occasional live music photography, I was inspired to start photography when I started getting more into music, specifically heavy metal. I started going to shows and began to draw more and more inspiration from various album artworks, and aspired to create photos with a dark, ominous, or chilling feeling when viewed. Eventually, I found a friend who had similar interests, and we began venturing around town looking at abandoned properties. I find the smaller details fascinating, and I love to see everything, from vines crawling up to a church window, to the entire interior of a house covered in graffiti.