Kat has captured many of my musical moments and looking back, it’s always great to use her shots as reflections after a tour is finished. I really like her use of available light when she shoots.








Kat Blackwell has quickly become a great friend to me and my guys, and I believe Kat has a real eye for capturing the moments in a live performance. Super talented and a great person who really looks after the artists. This picture was taken at midnight on a freezing night in the hills of Monkerai, and Kat stayed for the whole set - I love that.



JANNE WINTER (Janne Elizabeth Cosmetics)
I’m very happy with my new web page,, that you designed for me Kat. After so much trouble with big company web designers who wouldn’t do what I asked - it was a pleasure to work with you. It was great to have the personal touch. Friendly, helpful and most of all you know what you are doing. Thank you so much Kat.

Will Day

I have worked with Kat Blackwell on several occasions now. She is always punctual, professional and is extremely talented in her craft of capturing moments whether it be stills/portrait shoots or at live gigs. She loves live music and that clearly comes across in her work in the shots she has taken at the hundreds of gigs she has photographed . She always seems to be able to capture those 'magical' moments at gigs. I highly recommend Kat Blackwell for all your photography needs!!

Jade Holland



I absolutely adore your pics, Kat you have an incredible eye for catching the best moments on stage when we are rockin our hearts out! All of the quirky little moments are always captured and they are the best! Thanks for being there at those perfect times Kat! Love your work!!!!




Col Finley



Just Love how you capture the moment you can sense how much fun we were having. Thanks Kat, awesome job






Peter Campbell



I first met Kat at a music festival back in 2013. Since then she has taken literally hundreds of photos for me. She's great to work with and reasonably priced. She was my first choice for my album cover.





iCAN Australia



Love seeing Kat's pics! Always mindful of the artist she is taking pics of and mindful of the fans! Love surfing around her website seeing the artist I missed out on! Keep up the great work! Not only does Kat take amazing pics Kat has been running my website adding features and always gets back to me ASAP! I couldnt ask for a better person to rely on.



JOANNE STEAD (Community Program Officer, Aboriginal Affairs, NSW Department of Education and Communities)

Cultural Showcase


Kat photographed quite a number of our Aboriginal Cultural Showcase events at the Tamworth Country Music Festival this year and we luuurrve the photos! - heaps of angles, stunning light and clever captures that have preserved the motion, emotion, intensity and joy of the event. Can't say thanks enough Kat!



LEE FRENCH (Nicole and Adam's Wedding)LEE FRENCH (Nicole and Adam's Wedding)

Lee French



I have no hesitation in recommending Kat Blackwell as I hired her to take the photos at my daughter's wedding, which was on Sydney Harbour. Her work was at an extremely high standard and her eye for detail impeccable. She was reliable, very well presented and had excellent communication skills. We have wonderful memories of the day with very professional and unforgettable photos.


GRANT WALMSLEY (Monsters of Rock, Screaming Jets, Agents of Peace)

Grant Walmsley


Kat is a rare gem matching every ounce of creative talent with reliable, professional and diligent business and admin skills. Add to this mix a broad knowledge and skills set ranging from web, graphics and social media marketing to genuine people skills and Kat cannot be overlooked for a role in your business or endeavour. If you want someone that you can rely on, look no further.



STEVE EDMONDS (Steve Edmonds Band, Mescalero, Jimmy Barnes, Renee Geyer)

Steve Edmonds
Katherine Blackwell is a very talented young photographer. She has a keen eye for balance, colour, movement and emotional content which makes her a true artist and her commitment to the project is unparalleled in today's "money first" world. Katherine's talents also run into administration and management (for both of which I am deeply indebted). Katherine basically gets it right and meets the deadline with a minimum of fuss and a professional attitude which at the end of the day is paramount. Her great sense of humor and likable nature will carry her a long way and I wish her all the success she has time for. I would not hesitate in recommending Katherine for any employment opportunity. She is one of the few people I can really count on.

FIONA PETERS (Buddy Knox's Manager)

Buddy Knox
Katherine..Kat...there's something special about this creative young woman! Her passion for music is obvious, like her flair for art and design. Kat put together the CD slick for both of Buddy Knox's albums, 'got da blues' and '', and also his advertisement in the Woodford program!! Buddy was thrilled with the final result! I cannot rave enough about her talent, and her delightful and helpful nature. Kat gets the job done with no fuss!


Casey Barnes 


You have a gift with the camera. Seriously awesome shots!!






Allison Forbes




Kat these photos are AWESOME!!!!! Thank you so much!!!




DEAN REYNOLDS (Voodoo Express)

Dean Reynolds



Absolutely stunned by the photos you took of us Sunday night. Fantastic to reminisce on a great gig with photos of the highest points of the night. How you can see "those moments" about to happen and capture them on film is amazing. You have taken the greatest, most powerful photos of our band. Thank you so much Kat, you rock. Love & respect always



HUW JONES (Agents of Peace, Fox Control)

Huw Jones


The testiment for Kat's love of live music is her photography. I know that if we (Grant Walmsley and the Agents of Peace) are lucky enough to see her at a gig we're going to get more usable pics than we know what to do with. From a nice moment, to the drunk spilling a scooner on your pedal board... she gets live Aussie music. Thanx Kat love from the Agents.





Katherine Blackwell has regularly provided photos to NoKTuRNL. These have been used in the booklets/artwork of the albums Time Flies and Unveiled, both available through Shock Records. Her photos have also been used liberally throughout the website
We will be forever grateful to Katherine for her methodical professionalism in providing these images.



TANIA MURRAY (Hendrix, Joplin & Morrison Tribute, Little Pleasures, Whistleblower)

Tania Murray

Kat has a razor sharp talent for taking live music shots. Not only has she perfected the craft of mood lighting and capturing emotion, Kat made me feel uninhibited and almost completely unaware that she was at the foot of the stage, snapping away with her almighty camera lens. It’s great to be able to perform whole heartedly without being distracted by a photographer and that is Kat. Clearly a hard working freelance artist, Kat is welcoming and more than accommodating. I wish her every success.



MEL MIANTE (Live2U - An Enchanted Eve Organiser)

Enchanted Eve

Katherine Blackwell has a fantastic eye for photography and she has an uncanny ability to capture the moment in a single snap. Katherine is passionate about photography and live music, which is possibly why her photos stand out. Katherine, you did some truly amazing photographic work at An Enchanted Eve 2010. You captured the essence of the evening in your pictures. We hope you come along to some of our future events too.... thanks for sharing :)




Paul Hicks



Katherine Blackwell is a talented young photographer who specialises in capturing live performers. Check out her website at to view photos from one of the songwriter's gigs we did at the Terminus Hotel in Clifton Hill. There's loads of great pics of other artists on Katherine's website - check 'em out.




Gavin Somers



LOOK AT OUR FANTASTIC WEB PAGE at - The site is looking and working great. I am tweaking just a few little things but everyone has said what a difference it is to have a professional looking site, so a HUGE big thanks for all of your hard work, owe ya big time.




Zoe K



Just got the pics up from the Lizottes gig. Kat you are so amazing, I love how you have truly captured every moment of the night and I am so grateful for your time taking these pics.




SCOT MERCER (Bushranger Music | Sydney)
Hey there Kat, Just wanted to say how impressed we all are with your calibre of photography. Brilliantly capturing moments in time, with the sheer prowess of a true professional!!!
TOM McLEOD (Australian Music and Entertainment Scene - online music & entertainment network)
"Katherine Blackwell" ... This is "Kat" she was the photographer the other night on the first gathering of the "Underground City Blues Jam" in Sydney. She did an incredible job on all the shots despite the lighting in an underground blues basement environment. Once we all started playing she was everywhere! She even managed to get a few shots of me that turned out alright ... something hard to do ... lol). Kat's passion is music as it is her motivation and medium. If you work with Kat you will be doing yourself a big favour.
PHILLIP SAWYERS (Bootleg Recording Services)
Kat, I just checked out your amazing body of work from Broadbeach. You are a true craftsperson. I'm so pleased you captured Baby Legs' doing his thing aloft the vending machine. Pure joy.

Shelley Morris




Hey Katherine the photos are awesome thank you, lots of fuzzy hugs xox.






Illana Atkinson




Hello Katherine, long time no see.. Did you notice that it's your artwork in my Facebook profile pic. You know you take the best photoz.



I think you're a hugely talented girl Kat, you are a natural for what you do & how you see the world through the eye of a lens!! keep up the great work sister.

Noll Brothers




Hi Kat all your pics are AWESOME, you make us look good! Cheers xx




Hey there Kat thanks for the photos and making me look like a million dollars, hope to catch up with you at this year's dreaming fest, you do great work
Thanks Kat! I love your pictures! I would love to use some on my website.
ROSE PEARSE (Manager: Todd Williams & Glenn Skuthorpe)
Thanks so much for sending through the photos - really appreciate it. Plus... there's some great shots in there. Keep taking photos - you're doing great stuff
NICK GUGGISBERG (Frank Yamma Band, Amunda)
Thanks for your photos, they are great. You obviously have a talent for photography. I often have people give me photos, but none have come close to yours.