A R T I S T B I O
By nature, I am a documentary style photographer and filmmaker - a storyteller. I believe we can change the world by shining light on our struggles. The philosophy we are the walking wounded is the backbone that motivates my work.
My photographic portfolio consists of imagery from around the world, capturing a unique perspective of wonderment in nature and curious portraits.
Mixed media documentaries are currently in production with means to ask society for compassion for the other. I am driven to know why we are a highly addicted, depressed and suicidal society. From personal experience with addiction, I believe in rehabilitation, alternative therapies and art making in order to heal. I strive to create engaging art and believe I am successful only if I induce empathy, curiosity and change in my audience.
My Disordered Eating is a piece of art that will raise awareness with a vengeance. Our eating disorder recovery stories will show hope, compassion and brutal lessons in self-love while we fight for our lives and fight for recovery from the throes of mental suffering.
Moments Without You is a photographic installation in production that displays whimsical portraits of my partner, a man with Dissociative Identity Disorder. Photos, stories and poetry pair my experience of what truth and presence is when in a relationship with a person with multiple personalities.
F I L M R E E L
Close My Eyes by Enabler
Music video shot, edited and directed by Kaleigh Atkinson + Sam Bowman
As Goes Janesville a 371 Production
Directed by Brad Lichtenstein
Boom operator, assistant camera, production coordinator and post-production supervisor
Penelope a 371 Production
Directed by Brad Lichtenstein
Producer, assistant camera, boom operator, post-production supervisor, assistant editor
Wisconsin Foodie a PBS Television Show
Directed by Arthur Ircink
Boom operator, assistant camera, still photographer
Boudoir a documentary short by Film Milwaukee
Directed by Matt Mixon
I was featured in a short film titled ‘Boudoir’ by Film Milwaukee showcasing my artistic drive to
create a healthy and positive body image for women.
No God, No Master a feature film
Directed by Terry Green
Parasol a short film
Directed by Tate Bunker
Art Dept. Production Assistant
T E S T I M O N I A L S
"Kaleigh is an exceptional designer, photographer and social media expert. In a short period of time we saw a dramatic improvement due to the social media campaign she expertly crafted. Not only leading to an increase in our traffic but it also lead to financial results too." - Sanjay Hackett, owner of Swami's Yoga Retreat, Sydney, Australia
"Kaleigh brings such a unique touch to her work that really stands out. Her attention to detail and professionalism was always reliable and each project was enhanced by her creative eye capturing some of the most beautiful shots and designs. I would recommend Kaleigh's work as a virtual assistant, creative and artistic director to anybody who is looking for someone to enhance their product, message and overall business." - Maria Viall, owner Back to Food with Maria, Certified Holistic Nutritionist
"Kaleigh greeted me with a big, beautiful smile and made me feel comfortable right away! She's great at giving directions and I had a great time working with her." - Ashley Petry, Fashion Model
"Kaleigh did a great job with the photos I hired her for my yoga and Pilates business. Her approach to the photoshoot was very organic - I moved about the Pilates machinery as I would during any workout, and she moved about me taking photos at different angles. As I was into the movement, I was barely aware that she was photographing. I could not have been more pleased upon receiving the photos - her eye and angle is unique and intimate. Kaleigh's work is truly beautiful, it is no secret that she is passionate about what she does." - Jamie Landry, Pilates & Yoga Teacher