I'm Katie Barbato. I first discovered photography when I was around the age of 14. My parents took me on a trip to Italy and handed me the disposable cameras and said "have fun". That's exactly what I did and have been doing ever since.


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My experiences and relationships are what inspire me the most. The people I have met and the places I have seen are what keep me in a constant state of intrigue and admiration. They are the reason I love photography so much. I'm in awe every time I walk out of my door and that awe is what had me interested in recording my life and the life of others. 

As you will see in my travel section, I love visiting new places and seeing new things. I like to wander and experience new places through a local's eyes instead of falling into a guided tour. One of my favorite ways to experience new places is to get lost. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves to travel. Take the subway, walk through alleys, get off the main road. It is the only way, in my limited experience, to experience somewhere new to its fullest calibre.