Behind the Blue Door
Lazy Monday

About the Artist

Kathy Dee winner of Best in competition for

Exhibition Without Walls

Structure and Patterns contest

You could say photography was always in my blood. My father, Vester Dick, was a master photography and owned his own studio in Santa Cruz, California. Although I had a camera and loved to shoot from an early age, I wanted to go my own way and became a writer, earning a bachelor’s degree in Journalism. But, in 2007, I had a trauma that affected the part of the brain used for words and writing. I had to quit my job and struggled to find a new path. I was at loose ends looking for a creative outlet. Then, after a trip to Costa Rica and some reflection, I realized the most fun I had was taking pictures. I loved the medium because I didn’t have to think in words.

Unfortunately, my father had passed away years prior and wasn’t there when I needed a mentor. Although I learned a lot from him, watching and listening to him throughout the years, I realized there was much I didn’t know. I began taking endless classes. I also studied award winning photographers. I analyzed my shots against theirs and learned what mistakes I was making and worked hard to becoming a better photographer.

In the past years, I’ve had close to 1,000 photos accepted on stock websites. I love the challenge of doing stock photography where even ordinary objects can result in sales. I’ve won a couple of contests and had many honorable mentions. Photography is a never ending adventure and I’m excited to see where it brings me in the future. I currently reside in Eastern Washington with my boyfriend and a dog named Sela.

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