24 May 2018
Lucky enough to win the talents of CAT
‘She is driven by an innate curiosity and sense of wonder about the world and everyone in it. Our new team photographer, Cat Vinton has an ability to cross boundaries of language and culture to capture stories, ways of life, human existence, in all its diversity." "I have a curiosity for humanity and for the people who roam the farthest corners of the earth, I explore and challenge notions of human responsibility through my work. My images capture - the human spirit, survival stories and the fragile connection between people and nature".
Photography is my part in the storytelling of life in the wild - to inspire people to protect what they love.
Cat came highly recommended by Martin, our original designated photographer. Martin handed over his role, not only on account of having had to take on other assignments but also graciously acknowledging that Cat is better suited and infinitely more experienced with desert environments than the ice where he is more at home. He ‘fessed that he found the heat debilitating which is of not much use to anyone in the circs!
Cat herself is a bit of a legend in the world of expedition photography - supremely talented, stacks of experience and thousands of very rugged miles under her expedition belt. Many of these miles include desert ones, so she’s more than up to the job in both photographic skills and fitness, so I’d suggest we all make sure our levels of fitness are up to the mark to avoid embarrassment…
do take a look at some of her work on links below:
Instagram / FB / Twitter @catvinton www.illuminate.org.uk www.maptia.com/catvinton www.catvphotography.co.uk And a recent article on Alienor’s expedition: www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/mar/11/the-woman-who-rode-australias-longest-trekking-route-a-photo-essay