Cate Dingley | Chicago IL, USA

Short bio…

I began making photos at 14, using the camera to communicate as I was so shy I rarely spoke to anyone. I have been shooting constantly since, mostly teaching myself, bringing my cameras with me to upstate New York, where I attended college, Paris, where I assisted a photojournalist, and now Chicago, where I currently live and work.

You shoot film because…

I use photography to purge something from myself, a process necessary to my everyday life, and film is a means to that end. It does not feel like photography without the sharp smell of chemicals, the hours spent alone in patient anticipation, and the feel of a wet print in my hands, the satisfying, tangible end result.

Your photography feels like…

A recognition of the universal, yet unique isolation and loneliness present in the human condition.

Website