In the summer of 2011, comedian Adam Sandler began filming a movie in the Boston area, using the former Everett High School as a set. Summer vacation had just begun, and my first year of art school had just concluded. Word travelled quickly about a movie being filmed in our small city on the outskirts of Boston, and didn’t take long before a small crowd gathered on Broadway to witness the action. Camera in hand, I hurried down to investigate.
Unbeknownst to me at the time, this was my first taste of photojournalism. My photo of Sandler landed on the front page of one of the local newspapers. A few weeks later, I found myself getting hired for an array of photo assignments.
In 2014, I received my BFA from Montserrat College of Art with a major in Fine Art and minor in Art History. By 2016, I had gained enough traction to open my own business, Katy Rogers Art Studio. Throughout the past few years, I have captured hundreds of events in the Boston area, freelancing for an array of clients. Photography is part of my everyday life, and the urge to capture the world around me has grown exponentially since that summer day back in college.
Aside from my photography work, I am an animal and environmental activist in my community, regularly spreading awareness and volunteering for related causes. I collect all kinds of art books, I’m passionate about my hometown, and I know a lot of little facts about Walt Disney World.