Photography has the unique ability to capture a fleeting moment or feeling that will never be recreated. There is no greater gift than providing those intimate memories a new life through photos.
Hi! I’m Cattie Coyle; welcome to one of my homes on the web! Please enjoy your stay, and if you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. I’d love to hear from you!
I was born in Stockholm, Sweden and grew up on the beautiful and magical island of Gotland, where I spent most of my childhood on the beach and in and on the water. Growing up like that made me a lifelong beach and ocean lover, and whenever I'm away from the ocean, I miss it like crazy.
My horrible eyesight taught me how to really see
I picked up photography in my early teens because of my horrible eyesight. Before anyone realized I needed glasses, I saw everything as a pretty and blurry haze, and looked at things in a very different way. Rather than seeing “things”, I noticed how a scene felt (emotionally) and how the quality of the light could totally change my perception of it at different times of day, or in different seasons. When I finally got glasses, everything looked almost painfully sharp, and I missed that soft, quiet world I was used to. Of course I couldn’t go through life like that, so I resigned myself to wearing glasses. But when I realized that a camera could help me record and share the way I had been seeing, and liked to see, things with others, I was hooked.
After spending many years “shooting for fun,” I went to photography school to learn the bits I didn’t know, and I graduated from the New England School of Photography (NESOP) in Boston, MA in 1994.
About the Art
I'm inspired by the quality of light, the atmosphere of a scene, and the stillness that can exist in the midst of chaos. My photographs are not about what you see, they are about how you feel when you look at them. My goal with every shot is to capture and preserve a moment and the the mood that accompanies it.
My work has been featured on blogs and in books, magazines, calendars and advertising world wide. My image “Water No. 1” was included in the group show “Best of NEPR 2016” in Belmont, MA.
I am a member of APA (American Photographic Artists) and proud supporter of several marine conservation organizations.
Commercial Use & Licensing
Some of the photos on my site are available for commercial use - some directly from me, some through the stock agencies I work with. If you would like to use any of my photos, contact me with the usage details and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
The images on this website are not to be reproduced or published in any way without an Image Usage License. Printed photo products are sold on the condition that they are not to be reproduced. Cattie Coyle retains all rights to all photographs.