Culture Vulture

My Name is Katia Benini and if I could have, I would have been born in the 50's, teened the 60's and out lived the 70's. I would have ruined my hair in the 80's repped platforms and straight suits in the 90's and now, I would be archiving all my memories in photo albums whilst sipping red wine.

But here I am.

I do not need to long for the past that did not belong to me. Instead, I must uncover my own experiences. Capturing life whether it be wilder-beasts, marine life, people; through film or anything that lights the fire in my heart.

I will make it an ever lasting memory. Whether it be good or bad, black or white, big or small, I am impatient to experience what the world has to offer, to make my footprint amongst the billions of other footprints and hope to protect and share the vulnerable with my generation.

Somehow, someday, when I am satisfied with where I have been, who I have met and what I have achieved, I will have contributed to the conservation of our world, to live in harmony, both beast and human.


In support of David Attenborough's campaign, making people fall in love with our planet better the chance of preserving and protecting it. When a person emotionally connects with something, they will take the time to learn and understand it. People will always stand up and fight for what they cherish.
Debbie Harry once said " I'm a culture vulture, and I just want to experience it all."
No human being, however great, or powerful, was ever so free as a fish.John Ruskin 

No human being, however great, or powerful, was ever so free as a fish.
John Ruskin 

“The amazing thing is that every atom in your body came from a star that exploded. And, the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics: You are all stardust. You couldn’t be here if stars hadn’t exploded, because the elements - the carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, iron, all the things that matter for evolution - weren’t created at the beginning of time. They were created in the nuclear furnaces of stars, and the only way they could get into your body is if those stars were kind enough to explode. So, forget Jesus. The stars died so that you could be here today.”― Lawrence M. Krauss, A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather Than Nothing

“The amazing thing is that every atom in your body came from a star that exploded. And, the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics: You are all stardust. You couldn’t be here if stars hadn’t exploded, because the elements - the carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, iron, all the things that matter for evolution - weren’t created at the beginning of time. They were created in the nuclear furnaces of stars, and the only way they could get into your body is if those stars were kind enough to explode. So, forget Jesus. The stars died so that you could be here today.”
― Lawrence M. Krauss, A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather Than Nothing

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Leonardo da Vinci

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

Leonardo da Vinci


The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.
Helen Keller
The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.
Helen Keller


I experience a period of frightening clarity in those moments when nature is so beautiful. I am no longer sure of myself, and the paintings appear as in a dream.

Vincent Van Gogh

I’ve never met a genius. A genius to me is someone who does well at something he hates. Anybody can do well at something he loves - it’s just a question of finding the subject.

Clint Eastwood 

"Animation is not the art of drawings that move but the art of movements that are drawn."
Norman McLaren

"Animation is not the art of drawings that move but the art of movements that are drawn."

Norman McLaren
"All genius is a conquering of chaos and mystery."
Otto Weininger

"All genius is a conquering of chaos and mystery."

Otto Weininger

"Our life is frittered away by detail… simplify, simplify." Henry David Thoreau

"Our life is frittered away by detail… simplify, simplify."
Henry David Thoreau

"Do the thing you fear most and the death of fear is certain."  Mark Twain

"Do the thing you fear most and the death of fear is certain."
Mark Twain