About Us

Making Light: Photography by Kate Appleby

Manchester, Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire

I am a Manchester-based photographer, currently working in the fields of product photography, event photography, and both studio and location-based fashion photography. My portfolio showcases selections from these categories, as well as a selection from my fine art projects.

I have been working as a photographer since 2007, and am currently undertaking a BA (Hons) in Photography at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Product Photography, for print or web-use
My product photography has covered food photography, clothing, and a diverse range of still-life style object photography, primarily for use on websites but also for traditional print-based media.

Product photography for web-use requires a reassessment of conventional photography methods due to the limitations of scale and resolution, and effective utilisation of the media requires a disciplined and methodical approach to product photography, with quite different criteria to traditional print-focused photography.

Event Photography
I have covered events ranging from sporting events, catwalk shows, corporate events, and festivals of different types, to burlesque shows, music concerts, and club nights.

A selection of images is showcased in my portfolio, and many have been published online, as well as in various publications including Bizarre, The E-type Club magazine, Pulp, and Desire magazine.

Whatever your photography needs, I will be able to cover your event thoroughly and effectively; please contact me for details of my rates.

Fashion / Portfolio Photography
An interest in ‘environmental’ portraiture, or location-driven portraiture led me into fashion and portfolio photography. I am happy to work with you to develop unusual and creative shots to showcase your clothing collection or skills – if you are a clothing designer / retailer, model, make up artist, or stylist looking to expand your portfolio, please contact me for further information, or check my news section for details of current casting calls or ongoing personal projects.

I am a versatile, experienced photographer, with a meticulous, professional attitude to my work, and a highly creative approach. I am based in Manchester, but am prepared to travel. Please contact me for availability and rates.