Photographer: Cat Ford-Coates

Cat picked up her first camera in Florida in the late nineties and instantly fell in love.  She’s traveled up and down the eastern seaboard and made Asheville her home. She loves reaching out to her community and capturing those special moments of and between people and is excited to have joined Image Asheville to help define all that is special in our community. See more of Cat’s work at Studio 828 Photography

 

Is a newcomer to Image Asheville, but excited to be a part of the collaborative nature in helping define Asheville through the lens. Cat juggles life as an event photographer, bartender, and wife (not necessarily in that order).

10th Annual Asheville Citizen Times Half Marathon & 5k

10th Annual Asheville Citizen Times Half Marathon & 5k

On a foggy morning in mid September a few thousand people came down into the early morning to the Asheville Citizen Times building. At 6:30am, most people on a Saturday are still fast asleep…Not this Saturday morning. This Saturday morning everyone was all smiles and full of nervous energy ready for their races to begin. […]

2012 Food Service Summer Games

2012 Food Service Summer Games

105.9 The Mountain and Pisgah Brewing Company teamed up to present the first annual Food Service Summer Games. Much like the Olympics only…not in London, with beer and restaurant staff (who really know how to throw a party and have a good time). Competing this year was: The Lab, Hannah Flanagan’s, The Chop House, Hickory […]

Asheville Scene Launch Party {Asheville Citizen Times}

Asheville Scene Launch Party {Asheville Citizen Times}

The Asheville Scene (to replace the “Take 5”) of the Citizen Times held their launch party yesterday at the historic Grove Arcade in downtown Asheville. The arcade was abuzz with excitement for the new publication as the main halls were full with everyone of all walks of life here in Asheville. Photographers seemed to be […]

Beer City USA Festival photos

Beer City USA Festival photos

Asheville, North Carolina…aka: Beer City USA Home to more than fifteen craft breweries and becoming a destination to craft beer drinkers across the US, Asheville embraces and thrives within its beer savoire faire.  Voted Beer City USA via National Beer Examiner for three years running, (this year a tie with Grand Rapids Michigan) Asheville wears […]

Proving Ground

Proving Ground

Yes. Micah Mackenzie is a member of the Image Asheville collaborative.  So, of course we must profess! He is also an amazing street photographer and regularly contributing member to Asheville’s Art community. The support for and attendance of his show at Pisgah Brewing Company was impressive and proved that Asheville thrives in it’s artistic culture […]

“Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” with Our Voice

“Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” with Our Voice

Our Voice, Asheville’s rape crisis services provider, holds an annual fundraiser called “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” in which men from the community-politicians, business owners, etc.-do just that.

Word Slam 2012

Word Slam 2012

Poetry runs through all cultures.  I was lucky enough to be witness to some of the youth poets of Western North Carolina on this sunny Saturday afternoon.  Each of these students spoke with meaning and heart and idealism and intellect…all of the adjectives you can use to describe a passionate teenager.  Remember that?  When nothing […]