Rue Dauphine, Paris, 2017.

Hi! My name is Catherine.  Welcome to Aesthetic Alterations, a visual diary of enamored living guided by a passion for art, travel, textiles, and the beautifully made object.

Born in Germany and raised in Kentucky, I have lived and traveled all over the United States and the world, from Western Europe to India.  Academically trained in art history, I set aside university teaching to build a career as a fine-art photographer and to establish a successful business as a developmental editor mentoring writers of fiction and nonfiction.   Currently I reside in New York City.

To discover more about my photography, visit my fine-art website here.

Aesthetic Alterations is a space for sharing the pieces, events, food, and moments of life that arrest me.  And through this sharing I’ve been fortunate to cultivate friendships with incredible women around the world.

I welcome you and hope you will join in.