Meet Kat Niclis

We call it the #ICMEETSERIES and thought it would be interesting to find out a bit more about the people behind the disposables. We asked a few IC contributors to tell us a bit about themselves and this is what we got in return…

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Kat Niclis – Melbourne, VIC. AUS

What do you do for a crust?
I’m a freelance photographer and also a stock manager for Dangerfield (an Aussie clothing label).

Can you tell us about your creative background?
I have a Bachelor of Arts (photography), and Honours in Photography (First Class).

What inspires you to shoot film?
It’s real. In every sense. Everything is a more accurate representation when captured on film. I also find I think more when shooting film, I can’t waste me shots because I’m limited and I find I produce better images because of this.

How did you come to connect with Indisposable Concept?
Found you guys somewhere in Instagram-land. I can’t remember if someone told me about the concept, or whether I stumbled across it via a hashtag. Either way I’m jazzed I found you guys.

Do you remember what was in the first roll of film you shot for IC?
Actually I don’t, but I just searched my hard drive for it… oh yer it’s not bad, definitely not my best work but I remember you posted a few of these images! I’m surprised I forgot about this roll because I shot it just as I started working fulltime in retail to save money for overseas. I was sad that I couldn’t photograph everyday so I started carrying a disposable camera with me all the time to try and keep my creative mind satisfied.

What is your fav photo that you’ve shot for IC? Tell us a bit about it.
Oh this is an easy one! There’s this spot I adore in Mornington Peninsula where these amazing cliffs meet the sea. Anyways I have this photo of my friend Ellen up on the edge, it’s shot from behind and upwards so you can only see her and the sky but I find the movement in her hair mesmerizing.

It seems film photography and disposables are making a comeback, why do you think that is?
I think a number of factors are influencing their comeback. Everything nostalgic seems to be on trend at the moment, but also people are beginning to appreciate the imperfections disposable cameras tend to produce. There’s an abundance of digital work these days and disposable cameras creative a more raw and accurate representation.

If someone destroyed all the disposable cameras in the world and you had the very last one, what would you capture?
A beautiful seascape. Art is often made to shock the audience, but sometimes is nice just to view a beautiful photograph that takes your breath away. And it seems poignant to photograph a beautiful landscape on a camera I would momentarily make obsolete.

What does 2016 hold for you?
Exploring more of Australia. I was lucky to spend a lot of time in Europe and South Africa last year and it made me want to explore my own backyard.

Explain your style/approach when shooting a roll.
When shooting for IC I don’t really have an approach. I use it more as a fun, relaxed, creative outlet where I basically just shoot anything I find interesting.

How would you describe your photographic style?
For IC I don’t think I have a distinct style! But I mainly create surrealistic landscapes.

Who or what influences you creatively?
This is a hard one, I get very easily influenced and envious of many different things. But Rune Guneriussen, Andy Goldsworthy and Henri Cartier-Bresson are people who have influenced me the most.

Where do you find inspiration?
Seriously everywhere.

Fave place to shoot?
In a broader sense I prefer nature to city. I find myself constantly drawn to seascapes; I especially love the coastline in the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria.

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5 photos from history you wish you’d taken?
None. I adore and have been influenced by so many photographs but I wouldn’t want to be the one to take them. If I had taken them then what would influence and shape my work now?

5 people you’d like to photograph?
1. Henri Cartier-Bresson
2. Loui Theroux
3. Frida Kahlo
4. Salvador Dali

5 people you’d invite around for drinks and dinner?
Same people I’d like to photograph, plus Jamie Oliver because I can’t cook.

5 go to songs to get you in the mood?
1. Earthwalker – In Hearts Wake
2. Twist and Shout – The Beatles
3. I want you to – Weezer
4. Sorry you’re not a winner – Enter Shikari
5. Introduced Species – Hands Like Houses