Portrait . Sport . Travel
Inspired by film, her friends and travel, Cait carefully observes the nuances in her surroundings to capture both familiar and foreign environments from a new perspective. She has travelled extensively, from Thailand and Brazil, to China, Israel, Morocco, and South Korea, stating that “as a result of actively looking all the time, I take better pictures.”
She describes her work as graphic and colourful, framing her images based on colours, shapes and lines. Oppermann has used her love of travel to produce distinctive bodies of work in a different place each year. In 2012, Oppermann backpacked across Europe, Turkey and Morocco for nearly three months, shooting work that resulted in her self-published book ‘Sea Blues’, released in 2013 and co-authored with partner Yael Malka.
A landmark personal project for Oppermann was her body of work ‘Set Piece’, shot over four months with five professional women’s soccer teams around the United States. On and off the field, the women are portrayed as multi-faceted and determined, often juggling multiple jobs and family life, alongside their training. The project garnered acclaim in publications internationally, and was featured in the 2016 Vice Photo Issue. In late 2017, Cait was named as a winner of the prestigious ADC Young Guns award for Photography.
Cait is currently working on a long-term project shot at Israel’s Dead Sea.
2019: Closer, East Exhibition Space, London (Group)
2017: Young Guns Award.
2017: PDN's 30.
Airbnb, Facebook, The FADER, FT Weekend, GQ Style, Instagram, The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Nike, Oakley, Porter Airlines, Rapha, Sonos, Spotify, Süddeutsche Zeitung, TIME, Über, Urban Outfitters, VSCO, Vanity Fair, WSJ Magazine & Zeit Magazin.