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I dream in colour...

...I live in noire.



California Dreamin'

You can see more of the series here

Landesgartenschau Nagold 2012

My current series: 'Gold is Cold, Diamonds are Dead'


I :heart: animals.
You can find more of my animal photos here



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Essence of People / Portfolio Show

Tue Aug 12, 2014, 6:14 PM
.essence of people.

I've posted 6 of the photos onto my deviantART account! I hope you like them! :love:


You can see the first 12 photos of my new series -printed and mounted by me- on Thursday, April 14 th 2014.
The show will be in Santa Barbara, California.
The show is open to the public.
If you wish to attend send me a note and I'll tell you the address! :meow:

I have a new series and it's titled 'Essence of People', in which I combine my love for scientific photography with people photography.The concept is that this is an anti-environmental-portrait. I take portraits of people but don't try to define them via props, environment, clothes etc, but instead they are very tight crops focusing on their faces. Then I take samples of the people of what is 'essentially them' (like their blood, their hair, their cheek cells the ink of a tattoo artist or the make-up of an make-up artist etc) and make microscope slides out of them. After making the slides, I photograph them under the microscopes and exhibit the diptychs: the realist portrait on one side and the abstract microscope photo on the other side.

The idea was born out of the realization that I often sensed a connection between how a compound looked under the microscope. For example, champagne looks very fancy out of the microscope and I thought it was fitting for this drink. Hence, I hope that viewers will find a sense of my subjects in their microscope samples as well.

I have always considered myself a nerd. I have always been attracted to various sciences, especially to the medical field. I love seeing and understanding how the world functions in ways that are logical and rationally explainable. People photography often leaves me unaffected. Perhaps because I’ve always claimed I have a bigger affinity with animals than with people.

It’s an attempt to learn more of that person, to help visually define them, but in an environment I am comfortable with, a surrounding I can relate to, a bridge I am crafting to combine science with emotions. I am also hoping it’s a more unique way of looking at people, shedding another light onto them.

I hope there will be this emotional link and the sense of belonging between my subject and their specimen.

You will see the final concepts and portfolio of my entire "Lighting People" class - all personal concepts developed by the individual photographers!

I would love to see you there! Especially because I've been neglecting DA so much and it would be fun to catch up!

.graduating portfolio show.

Additionally, the portfolio show of this semester's graduates of Brooks Institute will also be this Thursday, April 14th. The show is also open to the public and all the photographers will be there to socialize with you and to answer any questions as to their amazing work.
Once again, if you're interested in attending, send me a note!

I'd be happy to see you there!!!


  • Mood: Love
  • Watching: American Dad
  • Drinking: Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappucino

Are you coming to our show to see the first 12 images of my new "Essence of People' series? :la: 

8 deviants said Sorry, I don't live in California. :shakefish:
1 deviant said Details as to the series can be found in my journal: :happybounce:


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Artist | Photography
United States
Currently live in California, but have been at home all over the world, like NYC, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Nice (France) or Konstanz (Germany).

I shoot with Leica, Canon, Olympus and Nikon (basically anything I can get my hands on ;) ) Equipment used is always stated in my artist's comment.

I Speak English -american flag by MyStampsIch spreche Deutsch by Tifa22 Je parle francais by Tifa22
Aku berbicara sedikit bahasa Indonesia. Flag of Indonesia Stamp by xxstamps
Я немного говорю по-русский Russia by woolfier
Watashi wa nihongo wo sukoshi dake hanashimasu. Japan Stamp by phantom

University of Constance Graduate. (Majors: Literature-Arts-Media; Minor: German Literature.)
Currently enrolled at Brooks Institute as a Professional Photography Student/TA at the Studios.
Half-time Journalist.
Passionate Photographer.
Hobby Actress.
Full-time Clutz;;

<3 Free Soul <3

loves Literature, Music and Movies.
in love with my 5d Mark III and Photoshop
is addicted to Red Bull and long-term insomniac (and no, the latter has nothing to do with the first, lol. ^^; Even if I don't drink Red Bull, I still can't sleep! =D)

i'm your real-life Elliot Reed (Scrubs). Unfortunately not in the tall, thin, cute, blonde and blue-eyed way...haha, but neurotic, paranoid, crazy, keeps running/stumbling/tripping into/against/over things, talks too fast when she's angry..and do NOT talk to me, while i'm in the bathroom. seriously! XD there's no exception to the rule ;)



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Current Age: 26
Current Residence: California, USA
Favourite genre of music: Alternative, Rock
Favourite cartoon character: Homer Simpson, Ralph Wiggum, Roger (American Dad)
Personal Quote: My friends say I have A.D.D., but I just don't unders---oh look, a KITTY!


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WoodLily Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015
I cannot believe no one has commented on your profile in 7 months! Well any who I just wanna let you know that this picture was inspired by your picture Betrayle (GCDD) and I hope you like it:…
Kay-Noire Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015   Photographer
Thank you so much! Hope the new year has been amazing so far!
Grafolines Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
great work , very nice gallery i love it
Kay-Noire Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014   Photographer
Thank you, glad you like it! :heart:
mutequacky Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday Kay!
Kay-Noire Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014   Photographer
Thank you, my friend! :heart:
birthdays Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014
:woohoo: :party: :iconcakelickplz: !!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!! :iconcakelickplz: :party: :woohoo:

It's October 27th which means it's that time of the year again and your special day is here! We hope you have an awesome day with lots of birthday fun, gifts, happiness and most definitely, lots of cake! Here's to another year!

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Kay-Noire Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014   Photographer
Awww, thank you! :meow:
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