Kate Bones

Kate Bones

GIF Artist, Photographer.London, United Kingdom
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Kate Bones

Kate Bones

GIF Artist, Photographer.London, United Kingdom
About me
Kate Bones is a GIF Artist and Photographer based in London. After studying Fine Art Sculpture at Wimbledon College of Art, she found herself drawn to portraiture through moving image; and it is through a mixture of talent, perseverance and sheer obsession that she has carved a unique path for herself as a GIF artist. Her kaleidoscopic hyper-real 3D animations instinctively bridge the gap between still and moving image. It’s an on-going experimental journey in which she is constantly pushing the boundaries of the GIF medium by fusing analogue and digital technologies. This rebel approach sees her twisting everything into mix, delighting in the synthesis of low-fi and hi-tech techniques, from shooting on vintage 1980s 3D cameras, incorporating hand drawn, rotoscoping skills, to pulling her ideas through the latest 3D software to build mesmerising 360-degree portraits. This puts Kate right at the forefront of exploring the potential of the GIF format as a visual language to connect with the post-millennial generation. She intuitively creates narratives that celebrate diverse characters who are often under-represented in mainstream media. Working with drag queens was a pivotal moment for her, their exuberant creativity inspired a burst of colour and fun in her work that has been evident ever since. Kate's inventive & artistic dynamic gives her the tools with which to bring the people she meets vibrantly to life, framing them in joyously hypnotic never-ending moments.
Projects
  • MISSGUIDED X BADDIE WINKLE
    MISSGUIDED X BADDIE WINKLE
  • TOPSHOP
    TOPSHOP3D GIFs shot for Topshop's Festival season.
  • DISCO DUST HALLOWEEN
    DISCO DUST HALLOWEENHalloween Yearbook 2019 Creative Direction: Nic Paskauskas Make Up: Grace Ellington Hair: Lisa Farrell
Projects credited in
  • GIFs for Red Bull Music Academy
    GIFs for Red Bull Music AcademyRed Bull wanted to drive attention and hype around the Awful Records show through artistic use of content. So, we worked with GIF artist Kate Bones, and the Awful Records collective to create personalised gifs taken from seminal moments in their video catalogue. We also managed press & artists partnerships to amplify.
  • Bespoke Illustrated GIFS for Red Bull Music Academy & Awful Records!
    Bespoke Illustrated GIFS for Red Bull Music Academy & Awful Records!WE HELPED RED BULL GAIN 3,960,000 views Trended on Instagram and featured on GIPHY CPE of £0.0003 1600 tickets sold out 1 week before the show Guestlist was 4x oversubscribed.
  • Dewar's - Social Campaign
    Dewar's - Social CampaignGLOCK collaborated with photographer Kate Bones to produce disruptive GIFS for Dewar’s whisky. These were used on all Global social channels, the content aimed at moving their online presence in a new direction, away from typical and old fashioned whisky thinking.
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Work history
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    Head of GIFsKate Bones Ltd
    London, United KingdomFull Time
Skills
  • Animation
  • 3D Animation
  • Photography
  • 35mm Film Photography
  • Analgoue Photography
  • Gif Animation
  • Gifs
  • Filmmaking