About Katy Blackwood

Katy Blackwood is a photographer, writer and bundle of red hair based in Sheffield in the United Kingdom. She specialises in music photography. She’s also the editor of online music publication FEISTY.

A passionate believer in the value of high-quality photography in music, her striking style is pin sharp and colourful. She travels the UK to shoot live music, of-the-moment portraits, editorials, and close-knit documentary work.

Katy has forged a relationship with bands and labels in the UK and beyond, intimately chronicling artists, with the results widely seen across social media and other platforms. Her work regularly appears via media outlets, both online and in print.

A collage of photographs by Katy Blackwood, featuring Radiohead, Stormzy, The 1975, Foals and more

Beyond music, Katy has dabbled in press photography, covering politics, demonstrations, showbiz and sport. Her archives are represented by WENN/Cover Images and RMV (distribution via Rex Features).

Also a competent writer, Katy launched FEISTY Magazine in January 2017 and remains the editor today, producing the vast majority of content. She’s also freelanced as a writer for newspapers, magazines and blogs.

On a personal level, Katy straddles the line between Millennial and Gen Z, and adores a wide range of music, including buzz indie, electropop and alt-pop, dream pop, shoegaze, nu-punk and new wave. Her personal listening is tracked publicly via Last.fm.

Katy’s has previously worked with or seen her work used by:

The Guardian
London Evening Standard
The Times
The Telegraph

Huffington Post
The Independent
Marie Claire
Yahoo! News
The Scotsman

Academy Music Group
Transgressive Records
Dirty Hit / The 1975
Amnesty International

Russia Today
The Labour Party
Pride in London
West Ham United F.C.
Johnston Press