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Ever since I was young I’ve loved photography and I was practically raised with a camera in my hand. It wasn’t until I moved from my home country of England to Canada that I decided to turn my passion into my profession. Photography has led me all over the world to over 60 countries, and, of course, it brought me to my adopted home of Santiago, Chile. Exploring the field, I’ve photographed a little of everything from gastronomy, fashion, and portraits to travel, weddings, and daily city life. I have even been published internationally in publications such as National Geographic, The Guardian, Revolver Magazine, and Reuters. I first came to Santiago on a backpacking trip throughout Latin America, and was supposed to return home once I reached Chile. Yet, without a return flight, I decided to stay just a little longer. My extended trip then turned into 4 years of living and working in Santiago. I stayed because I wound up loving this city. Its ever-changing streets are in the midst of an artistic revolution and I’ve really enjoyed being able to witness it. Inspired by the contrast and beauty of Santiago, I wanted to share my admiration for the city with fellow travelers. For me, the best way to do that is through photography. I’ve been hosting photo tours for about 2 years now and I love seeing what new things my guests discover when they start looking at the city with a photographer’s eye.
Chilean photographer and fine arts graduate, based in Santiago, I have worked as a photographer and a guide for many years. The dialogs between old buildings, rusty walls and the city inhabitants are my current line of study, for which photography is a powerful instrument for the mix media experiments in my studio.
Photography, of course! In both my job and in my free time you’ll always find me with a camera, usually photographing something delicious, dangerous, and/or exciting. I just love seeking new and interesting subjects for my camera and getting new assignments that take me to places I’ve never been.
Although photography is how I make my living, it doesn’t feel like a job to me. Any freelance assignment that pays me to photograph amazing places, has a beautiful local life, and lets me eat delicious food is a dream to me.
I booked a tour with Cat as a birthday present for a friend and it was a huge success. She did a great job balancing our different skill levels and interests in photography and we both left feeling like we both got the most out of the day that we could have. Cat's knowledge of both photography and Santiago were impressive and I have a much better understanding of the city now. I can't think of anything that Cat should change to make the experience better.
November 1st, 2017 Report ⚐