Tuesday, December 14, 2010


Photographer: Rafael Hernandez
Model: Katherine Burness

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Judgment Day

Photographer: Katherine Burness


Location: Davis
Photographer: Katherine Burness

Team Performance

Location: Malibu
Photographer: Katherine Burness
(if you squint, you can see Zoe Wiseman in the reflection)

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Thinking of you again...

Model: Isabelle Aspera (an omnipresent muse)
Artist: Katherine Burness

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Model: Amy Fiedler
Edit: Jason Fassnacht
Copyright: Katherine Burness

Palo Alto Life Drawing Marathon November 21, 2010

Draw 'till you drop!

You are invited to join Palo Alto Model's Guild and it's fabulous models (including me) at the Quarterly Life Drawing Marathon!

Date and Time: Sunday, November 21th, 10am-4:30pm

Location: Palo Alto Arts Center, 1313 Newell Rd, Palo Alto

Cost: $20/ Half Day, $30/ Full Day

Who: Artists and Models

Copyright: Tehchi 2010
Model: Katherine Burness

Copyright: Warren Lamm 10.25.2010
Model: Katherine Burness

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Unwritten order of events

Model: Tori Lyon
Copyright: Katherine Burness

Learning to be grateful for all opportunities and to be patient during challenging experiences has relaxed me. I no longer try to accomplish things all at one time and try appreciate and enjoy the slow orderly process (meditative). When the process is the goal itself and the outcome is secondary, the process becomes completed flawlessly and the goal becomes accomplished with a greater quality; there is no need to rush things. One step after another, and then another leads you to perfection.

Personal lives can also be described in such a manner. Without the first step, there is no second. When jumping over several steps at a time, you are eventually urged to return to the ones that you have skipped; a building with no foundation is eventually going to fall apart. Polishing a technique, appreciating every step of the process and accomplishing things in an orderly way leads you to a fuller appreciation of the outcome and usually a better outcome on the second, third and fourth try, the trick is to focus and enjoy the process while knowing that the goal is eventually going to be reached. Making mistakes and learning from them is a part of it. Patience (and by extension of it, excellent results) are therefore not a virtue, but a matter of habit and extensive methodical practice and continuous troubleshooting.

Once again, I am grateful for the past and the future that comes as a logical continuation.

Without now, I would have no tomorrow.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Isabelle Aspera

Model: Isabelle Aspera
Copyright: Katherine Burness

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Dear Friend Isabelle

Model: Isabelle Aspera
Copyright: Katherine Burness

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Feminine and Masculine

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Stung by a Bee

Model: Mylen
Copyright: Katherine Burness

Friday, July 16, 2010

Trion Life Drawing Sessions

Oh, Trion people, you make me so happy.

I am always very grateful for the opportunity to model for artists. My special thanks goes to the Trion World Network Life Drawing Sessions, which I am honored to work for occasionally. Trion is the first place where I actually started modeling as an arts model, and up to this day is it still one of my favorite places to work for. I love the relaxing atmosphere and non-nonsense people. I love to challenge and to inspire. In turn, I am challenged and inspired myself. I always come back from these sessions more refreshed than I have been before I walk into the building (or should I say sneak?)

Some samples of their work follow:

This one is by Jason:

These two are from Ferdinand N. Terado:

Model: Katherine Burness

Preston Castle Project

Sunday, June 27, 2010


Copyright: Warren Lamm
Model: Katherine Burness

I once was told

that my constraint

resulted only from restraint,

which I was once

a subject of.

Thursday, June 24, 2010


Friday, June 18, 2010