Kate Ballis’ Infra Realism of Palm Springs

Kate Ballis’ Infra Realism series is a stunningly vibrant photographic infrared look at Palm Springs. The former media and entertainment lawyer decided to ditch the corporate life in favour of taking pictures. Getting the opportunity to work under Miles Aldridge was the push she needed to make the leap of faith. Katia’s work straddles fine art, editorial and commercial photography with a focus on landscapes.

I’m an aestheticist. I love playing with light and colour, complexity and finding beauty in the darkness and shadows. I like the notion of making the unseen, seen. With my fine art photography I’ve been experimenting with the patterns and textures found within the natural world, combining scale and context to create images that, while being wholly grounded in reality, feel other-wordly.