Kate Turning - turningpix.com

Kate discovered photography as a 13 year-old girl at summer camp, choosing a Nikon F over a palomino pony. It was the alchemy of the darkroom and it’s limitless possibilities that captivated her most and started the artistic journey that still influences her visual vocabulary today. Kate’s fascination with the whole of the photographic process shows in her meticulous pre-shoot planning of every detail, intricate lighting, innovative style, manipulation of color, composition and individual elements right through final post-production.

Among Kate’s major influences have been her deep love of painting in all its forms from the Old Masters to Pop Surrealism and the works of Joseph Campbell and his idea of The Hero. She looks to incite a transformational moment in directing her subjects, and strives to magnify the larger than life aspects whenever directing motion or creating individual images. She is a hands-on creator and a fantastic collaborator with a great sense of humor; and believes that visual artists have a huge responsibility to create positive symbols that carry our human spirit forward.

Assignments and fine art projects have taken her as far afield as Tahiti, Japan, Hong Kong, India, Europe and Saudi Arabia. She has created unique and lyrical imagery for clients from pop stars to major consumer ad campaigns. Kate is a graduate of Art Center College of Design. She presently divides her time between New York, Los Angeles and her fortress of solitude deep in Mexico.

A & E




Bausch & Lomb

Best Buy

CBS Records

Chase Bank

Constellation Wines and Spirits

Elizabeth Arden/Britney Spears

Hard Rock Hotel and Casino

Herbal Essence

Hollywood Records


Marie Claire Magazine

Miller Brewing Company

Palms Resort & Casino

Paramount Studios


Proctor & Gamble

Scottsdale Visitors and Convention Bureau


T.I., Resort


Universal Records

Urban Decay Cosmetics



Warner Music Group