Kurt McCarthy is a photographer with 7 years experience working freelance within the industry. He has a rich background in fashion and portrait photography, having shot with many different agencies abroad. Now, his professional focus is on headshot photography and marketing imagery for theatre and film. Kurt gained his degree from Auckland University of Technology before moving to Sydney to pursue greater opportunity.
I love connecting with different people, and capturing something about them which tells their story. I'm extremely passionate about visual storytelling, which is why I have been drawn to working largely within the performing arts, with actors and theatre/filmmakers.
I had quite a few years as a fashion photographer before moving into the performing arts so the majority of work I've done have been with models. I was often photographing an agency's development section, so most of the girls were quite young (in their teens) and for a few it was their first or second shoot ever. I loved giving them confidence in front of the camera, and seeing how my encouragement of them gave them a boost that translated into stronger images.
I've been vegetarian since I was eight years old. My choice, not my parents'.