© Dean Osborne
Kathy started diving in 2003 when she visited Koh Tao during a year out to travel round SE Asia. From the first time she dived in the open ocean and saw the amazing under water world, she was mesmerised. A shark sighting on her third dive ever and that was it, hooked for life!
Needless to say, she stayed on and did her Advanced course and a couple of years later went back to do her Divemaster.
An opportunity to train and work as an underwater videographer came her way so she took it and spent several happy months on the beautiful island before heading back to the UK.
Following Kathy's return, she moved from movies to stills. Since then her passion for photography has grown and grown.
“Despite the size and power of the ocean it has an amazing ability to calm me, whether I’m under it or just near it. The sense of peace and tranquillity I get as I descend to go for a dive cannot be beaten by anything else.
I like to shoot in fairly shallow water for the best light, shooting reflections and dappled light; anything I can make art out of really. While everyone else on a dive is hunting out weird and wonderful marine species, I’ll be hunting out anything that will pose for me and is easily accessible.”
Subal underwater housing
Inon Z240 strobes
Various lenses and ports
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