Bellm’s models and muses are her friends and lovers. During her sessions, Bellm, who commutes back and forth between London and her remote studio in Mallorca, is always engaged with her models to create a sense of trust that is necessary for the occasionally adventurous situations in her images. Whether her models are running up a mountain nude, or diving to the bottom of the sea, nature always plays a special role as the setting for the work. Bellm’s works are characterized by a romantic atmosphere, spontaneity, and at ease. Editorials blend with private photographs, colour with black-and-white. She mixes a Polaroid aesthetic with experimental film and a variety of cameras. The pictures always radiate cool, drawing the viewer into its circle of enchantment. They portray femininity with fascination, combining elegance, sexuality, and female empowerment all in one.
The photographer Kate Bellm’s pictures are not only seen around the world in magazines such as Playboy, Interview, or 032c. She also works for brands such as Gucci, Audi, and Adidas. Her first book, Amor, compiles her best snapshots from the past decade. Kate Bellm’s (*1987, London) pictures lead the viewer into an otherworldly, psychedelic-looking paradise. With their colourful landscapes, bizarre cacti, hazy hot palms, and colossal rock formations, the photos in her newly released first book build an intoxicating narrative.
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