Featured Guestagrammer: Kate Thompson Feucht
Momenta welcomes this week’s guestagrammer, Kate Thompson Feucht
Current job: Photogrpaher
Current location: Richmond, VA
Connection to Momenta: Attended Project New Orleans in April 2016. I heard about Momenta through Tom Smith of Leica.
Tell us about your journey as an image-maker and how you got to where you are today.
My father was a bit of a camera collector growing up and we had all the materials for a darkroom in our house. I learned the basics of exposure – aperture, shutter speed, etc. – from my dad by using his 35mm Nikons and Nikkormats. I’ve always loved making pictures, and bought my first DSLR in graduate school when I was getting my Masters in Bilingual Speech-Language Pathology. I brought it with me to Cambodia where I spent a semester working as a speech pathologist in a children’s hospital in Siem Reap, and documented the trip for our staff. About 4 years ago I started second shooting for other photographers and from there have grown a business to the point of being full-time.
What stories or issues are you most passionate about covering?
Having worked previously in a medical/educational field, I’m interested in those fields- but I’m also very passionate about health in other ways- food systems, agriculture, and peoples’ relationship with the environment.
Where do you look for inspiration for your work: books, movies, authors, photographers, art, certain people?
I just moved away from Brooklyn back down to Virginia- up there I found inspiration just walking the streets of New York City. Here in Richmond I’ve found a more quiet life and do more reading, connecting with other writers/photographers, and discussing issues with people passionate about their field.
What social media or news feeds do you follow regularly? Instagram
What is one passion you have outside of photography that might come as a surprise to our readers?
Food + health- I cook whenever possible, run, meditate and practice Mysore yoga. Probably not surprising, but I also love to travel as much as possible. I’m renovating a 100-year old house in Richmond with my partner too!
What can we expect to see next week from your “guestagramming” on our Momenta Instagram account?
A mix of Project New Orleans photos as well as some documentary and wedding work. I’d like to do more photojournalism/documentary work going forward, but my business really started as wedding photography since I only had weekends off as a speech pathologist.
#seizethemomenta, and follow @momentaworkshops on Instagram to see Kate’s great work!
About the author…
Jen May Pastores
Jen May Pastores is a research and development team member and content developer at Momenta Workshops. Her expertise is in visual communications and social media.