I’m thrilled to have been welcomed this week into The KAGE Collective (an international collective of visual story tellers).
The KAGE Collective was a group of seven amazing visual storytellers and documentary image makers. Then they added me which has somewhat lowered the standard a bit 🙂
As a core value, the collective aims to push each member forward to produce compelling, interesting and visually literate images and stories through images.
The collective consists, in my mind, of some of the very best documentary image makers using the Fuji system out there, namely:
PATRICK LA ROQUE | MONTREAL, CANADA
ROBERT CATTO | SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
VINCENT BALDENSPERGER | TOULOUSE, FRANCE
BERT STEPHANI | STEENOKKERZEEL, BELGIUM
DEREK CLARK | MOTHERWELL, SCOTLAND
FLEMMING BO JENSEN | COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
CRAIG LITTEN | WEST PALM BEACH, USA
The KAGE COLLECTIVE is an international group of independent photographers focused on visual storytelling, essays and documentary projects. We are available for assignments and commissioned work around the globe.
Our commonality stretches further than our belief in story and powerful imagery, but also to our adoption of the Fujifilm X-Series cameras. Whilst not all bound by the cameras, we have all found a working methodology with the series and shoot comfortably with them.
I was absolutely thrilled when I was asked to become a part of a collective with such esteemed photographers as members. From a personal point of view I fully intend on allowing the KAGE collective to help me as I strive to continually improve the photography and photo essays that I create.
As you know, primarily I’m a documentary wedding photographer and whilst some of my submissions to the collective will be in that genre, I will be using the collective to harness my social documentary aspirations too and I’m really pleased the have the above seven guys as sounding boards for my work.
I can’t wait to become a fully active member and I really encourage you to check out Pat, Robert, Vincent, Derek, Flemming, Craig and Bert’s work.