About Katie  


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About Katie

Katie Settel, an award-winning photographer. Her artistic approach is mindful, authentic and unstaged. She has a unique ability to visualize the picture long before snapping the shutter. Her two-decades-long career in photography is a natural extension of her lifelong passion for the arts. Katie is known for her images of BB King, Steven Tyler, and Sheryl Crow. Katie has studied with Jay Maisel, The Fashion Institute of Technology and The International Center of Photography. Her exhibit, "Shot in the Dark", focused low-light concert photographs, whose title reflected her own strong belief in taking a shot in the dark...

Why I Go There...

I remember when I first started my photography business people would ask me... Did you always have a camera attached to your hip? Were you born with a camera? My answer was always no...

Then I would listen to other photographers say that they used their first "Leica" before they could walk. That they think they were born with a camera and that they always knew.  Than one day I realized that there had been a calling, but it was disguised as a "just something I do".

I always took pictures, and loved my little box cameras, but I never knew just how much. My thing was that I loved giving people pictures of themselves that made them feel good. I would spend my allowance on film and developing them, and then go around and pass them out. I just loved sharing "the love".

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Arlene's Grocery, NYC

One day I decided to try and start a business with it... I had no idea that I was finally tapping into my calling. Since then, I have been able to photograph some of the most amazing people and important moments.