Katti Borré, fine art photographer and digital artist

“Focus on perfect imperfections”

I like to call myself a ‘global citizen’ ; I travel a lot and I have lived abroad for many years, I have seen beauty but also ugliness. Just like many others, I am always in search of  ‘the perfect picture’. But what is that exactly ‘the perfect picture’? 

I have had it with post card like views with blue skies and beautiful city views, and I now focus on imperfections. The not so beautiful world, the not so perfect models, and the dark skies or weather that everyone avoids become my main subjects. I look for anything that stands out, not by its beauty, and try to transform it into something that catches the eye. I am only happy when people actually like the perfect imperfection that I focus on through my work.

I use all kinds of techniques that a painter would use, my goal is to bring beauty, not reality. My work is art. 

I finish my work off as a piece of art, which are on view in exhibitions and in my studio. You can also buy prints, books, cards and calanders in my shop, or book a photographic workshop.

What exactly is fine art photography?

Fine art is visual art considered to be something created for aesthetic or intellectual value rather than practical purpose. According to the Oxford dictionary, fine art is:

Creative art, especially visual art whose products are to be appreciated primarily or solely for their imaginative, aesthetic, or intellectual content. An activity requiring great skill or accomplishment

Fine art is essentially an art form practiced for its beauty. It’s all about why it was created and comes from a concept or idea derived from the artist. There is a difference between commercial and fine art. The purpose of fine art is to simply exist. Historically, fine art encompassed painting, sculpture, architecture, music, and poetry, but now includes photography, too.

All images are copyrighted. No use unless explicit permission.

Katti Borre fine art photographer
Katti Borre QEP Qualified European Photographer

exhibitions, publications and awards

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2020

Honorable Mention in the Moscow International foto awards 2020 with the image ‘the Oval Office‘ 

Merit Award for photojournalism and for landscape at FEP (Federation of European photographers) photographer of the year

Nominee in Color Awards in Portrait and in Architecture.

Publication of book Ethiopia, images of an extra-ordinary country‘, available in  different sizes and e-book

Finalist in One Eyeland Awards for architecture

Publication of book ‘Amazing Albania, available in different sizes and e-book

Publication of book ‘Yellowstone and bison available in different sizes.

Publication book Colours of India, part 2’, available in different sizes.

L’été des portraits, Bourbon Lancy (FR) : July 12- October 31 (postponed to summer 2021 due to Covid-19)

Art Nocturne Knocke : Scharpoort Knokke (B), August 8 to 16 (postponed to 2021 due to Covid-19) 

 

2019

Continuous exhibition in her studio in Zwijnaarde (BE), contact for more details or appointment.

“Lens op de mens”, Pelt (BE), from June 2 to September 30

Kunstbienale, Poeke (BE), October 4 until October 13

Publication of book ‘Colours of India, Part 1, available in different sizes

Publication of book ‘Kamchatka‘, available in 25x20cm and e-book

Honorable mention International Photography Award 2019, category fine art portrait

Finalist One Eye Photography 2019  in the category architecture 

Nominee International Color Awards 2019 category Portrait and one in category Architecture.

Merit Award reportage at the FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year Awards 2019

Merit Award Landscape at the FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year Awards 2019

Represented Team Belgium in the World Photographic Cup 2019 in the category ‘digital art’ with the work ‘the game’

 

2018

Exhibition Accessible Art Fair, Sablon Brussels, 20-22 of April 2018 

Het Gelaat van de Straat, VIlvoorde (BE), from September 15 until October 15, 2018

Accessible Art Fair, Bozar Brussels (BE), October 5 to 8, 2018

L’été des portraits, Bourbon Lancy (FR), from July 22 to October 28.

article in the magazine ‘promenade’ : ‘In 7 krachtige beelden de wereld rond

“disclosure”, solo overview exhibition in Ampla House Gent, from Nov 10 to November 25 2018

My book ‘disclosure’ is out! Click here and it’s yours!

Finalist in SIPA awards 2018

Received QEP (Qualified European photographer)  in 2018 with her Reportage photos of Indian Holi festival.

Nominated for 2 images in Fine Art Photography Awards 2018 with her images Perfect Storm (landscapes) and Empty Harbour (cityscapes)

Honorable mention in International Photography Awards 2018, with her Reportage photos of Indian Holi festival.

Honorable mention in Chromatic Awards 2018 with ‘the Game’

Honorable Maneton in Nature Landscape category of the 2018 ND Awards with 2 landscape images and 1 wildlife, all taken in Kamchatka, Russia.

Nominee in the Black and white Spider Awards with the image ‘boy’, taken during Hola Mohala in India. 

Nominee in the International Color Awards with ‘the game’ (fine art category) and ‘cutie alarm’ (wild life)

 

2017

June 18 until the end of august 2017 : Lens op de Mens in Overpelt

Oct  : Exhibition Kunst Biënnale in Poeke Belgium

Selected to represent Belgium in the World Photographic Cup 2017

 

2016

May  : Exhibition KUNSTzINnig Aalter in Kasteel val Poeke

Dec  : published  in the book ‘De Noordzee’ published by Hannibal’

Received the EP award  (European Photographer award) on July 19, 2016

BookEpecuén, images of a flooded city’.

 

2015

June to October : Exhibition Urban Cars in ‘t Oude Gemeentehuis in Hansbeke

 book ‘in search of the Patagon” available in e-book and book

October 2 to 10 : Exhibition Kunst Biënale in Poeke Belgium

October 4 : The Dome, Zeebrugge, pop-up

October 22 to 30 : art@home, Rostynedreef 13, 9880 Aalter

November 19 : Bank De Groof, Kortrijk

 

2014

Graduated from the Escuela de fotografia creativa Andy Goldstein in Buenos Aires, Argentina,

 

 2013

  October : Exhibition Kunst Biënale in Poeke, Belgie

2011

Carreer switch

Start studying photography at Escuela de fotografÍa creatíva de Andy Goldstein.