Who am I? / by airi katsuta

At Starbucks I go by Heidi, teachers can never pronounce my name, some people don't even bother to read my name, but my name is Airi. I go by Idy, like I.D. card. I was born in Japan and lived there until I was around 6. Moved to Arizona and I've been here ever since and haven't moved at all. I consider myself an Arizona native and I love it here, even in the summer time.

I started photography back in sophomore year of high school just so I didn't have to take orchestra or P.E. And I learned to love it more than anything. After 3 years, my grandpa gave me a Nikon D-80, and I've shot some cool stuff since then. I do a little bit of fashion by being the official photographer of Phoenix Fashion Week back in 2009-2010, working with a makeup artists and stylists, but my true love is in my fine art photos.

Though I take glam shots of models in their designer clothes, I love just walking around in the desert or a random neighborhood and finding an ordinary thing and making it extraordinary by photographing it. Like an offering to the world. Or something like it.

I'm still trying to figure it out and I think I have some time on my hands.

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