Katherine Masters was born in London, UK, in 1979 and grew up in South Africa, Johannesburg. She discovered photography at 8 years of age after receiving her first analogue camera from her parents. Her first project was taking photos of wild animals at the Pilanesberg National Park in South Africa and from then on she was fascinated by photography.

In 1999 Katherine studied design at Goldsmiths University of London, during which she took part in various photographic projects and exhibited at Shakespeare’s Globe for the Samaritan’s photo prize; for which she was shortlisted and highly commended.

After her degree she worked as a graphic designer, art editor and art director in London and New York; designing for publishing houses such as Fairchild, Condé Nast, The National Magazine Company and Cedar Communications Limited.  

In 2009 Katherine completed a photojournalism course in London College of Communication and in 2010 achieved a Postgraduate Certificate in Photography at Central Saint Martins. She has exhibited her photographs in London, Lisbon, Madrid and Singapore and has published photos in Country Living Magazine, BA Highlife Magazine, Lagom, Shots Magazine, Surf Portugal Magazine and in artist Laura Vinci’s most recent book. 

Her latest story on artist Peter Gilbert was published in Lagom (third issue, October 2015). Katherine is a freelance photographer/designer/art director and is currently working on her life project: ‘The Good Project,’ which brings to light positive and inspiring stories of great things happening in the world today.

(Above photograph taken by photographer © Ewa Look www.ewalook.com)