About Cat Perkinton
I am a photographer with a love of colour, & something of a rainbow chaser, specialising in infrared, atmospheric landscapes & equestrian photography.
These images are created using a camera I have permanently set up to capture infrared. The shots can be a revelation, as the infrared lens filter is so dense it blocks the viewfinder/screen, meaning that all shots are taken blind, an exposure time of up to 25 seconds can be needed for each shot, which on breezy days makes for very dreamy movement blur in grass & leaves.
I love that an infrared image can create a candyfloss fairyland of even the simplest landscape, somehow otherworldly & unique.
When capturing a landscape I am always aiming to share not just what I saw , but some essence of the experience of being in that place, in light, colour tones, & particularly in atmosphere. My favourite images are the ones that transport me back to the moment of capture, and by doing so remind me of the peace, the sounds & even the smells of a location at a specific moment in time.
My landscape work is regularly featured in many UK national papers & online news pages, including the Daily Mail, The Times, The Telegraph, and my infrared work has been featured as far afield as China. I also photograph my local area for the Kilsyth Community Council website.