A stylist by trade, Katie Burnett has always collaborated closely with photographers across assignments in fashion. But periods of pandemic lockdown, when she was unable to work on set, were a catalyst to translate her distinctive creative vision into the making of her own images. Using only what she had at her disposal - her body, her cats, her Brooklyn backyard, and an unlikely series of ordinary household objects - Burnett's ingenious self-portraits are abstract, playful and introspective. 

 

Coming Thursday, September 15, Katie's work will be presented for the first time worldwide at UNSEEN in Amsterdam. We asked George King to get to the bottom of what the work is all about.