KT Auleta was introduced to fashion photography when she arrived in New York City to work at Interview magazine as an assistant art editor.
Years later in Paris, she dropped her photo portfolio off at Self Service magazine and was promptly assigned the 20-page story that became her first full fashion editorial. Around the same time she wrote her first script, a sketch of her life as a teenager blended with fictional stories of a promiscuous girl who accidentally falls in love.
By that point, Auleta’s photo career had taken off—her work has appeared in V, The New York Times Magazine and Dazed & Confused, and in ads for Chloé and Louis Vuitton—and so the film was put on the backburner.
Five years later, she returned to the project with the time and money to produce it herself, and the script became the short film Runaround, shot in Auleta’s hometown of Oswego, New York, and completed in 2009.
She subsequently began to unite her two worlds, making short fashion films as well as personal work. Auleta is currently in development on The Mac, her first full-length feature. Her work has been published in two books by Taschen, Pucci, and Taschen’s 100 Contemporary Fashion Designers.