Writing and Photography ... a passion - by Kathleen Messmer

Empress Hotel - Victoria

The Beginning

I've been a filmmaker, photographer and writer for years. With my children grown and gone I'm able to pursue what I love...Photography and Travel. I finally decided to start writing about it.

Fontainebleau Miami Beach


  • MFA, Photography
  • BA, Film
  • AA, Liberal Studies
Cannes, France


  • Travel Writing (Great Escape Publishing)
  • Travel Photography
  • Public Speaking
  • Script Supervision/Continuity

My Many Loves

As a photographer, I've been fortunate to see many places around the world. I've seen the wonders of nature and the world, and some not so wondrous, where people struggle on a daily basis, just to survive.

For that reason, I don't limit myself to just one category of photography or writing. Should I pick one? Loads of people tell me yes. But my heart says "Do whatever the hell you want to do, as long as it is legal and feeds your soul. " That's what I follow - that's my Indie Spirit!