When not at either her South Beach apartment or her beachfront cottage in Jamaica, Cookie Kinkead resides on the road.
Born in Kingston Jamaica, Cookie's first official assignment was in the early 70's with Bob Marley and the Wailers for their album Catch a Fire. She spent three memorable days roaming the capital in a little jeep trying to round up the members of the group in an era when Bob sported an afro.
She has been working and traveling the world ever since and her work can be seen in a host of international publications including Elle Decor, Vogue, Travel & Leisure, Australian Vogue Living, In Style, Lucky, National Geographic, Conde Nast Traveler, MACO, Delta Sky Magazine, British Airways High Life, American Way and The World of Interiors.
Her diverse range of clients include; Island Outpost/ Island Records Chris Blackwell, Coral Sands and The Landing Hotel in the Bahamas, Golden Rock Inn, Nevis, Yogi Amrit Desai (Guru Dev), The Hamptons Take 2 Film Festival, Paul Wiseman Interiors, Island 2 Island Productions, The Prince of Wales Trust, Afro Head Rum Company, Barbara Hulanicki, designer and Chukka Adventure Tours (Jamaica and Belize).
Cookie uses very little equipment and prefers to make use of the best natural light. Inspired and innovative, her low-key approach and infectious vitality bring out the best in her subjects whether she is photographing people, travel or interiors/style.
She has also photographed many celebrities including Ralph Lauren, Naomi Campbell, Bono, HRH The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of York, Bill Blass, Benicio De Las Torres, Halston, Nancy Kissinger, Kate Moss, India Hicks, Princess Marina of Greece, Patrice Wymore Flynn, Dave Stewart, Tom Waites, Grace Jones, Quincy Jones, and Bob Marley.
Her recently published coffee table books are: Island Rhythm "The Way We Live", and Harbour Island.
Her work has been featured in: Nyam Jamaica (winner of Gourmand awards for photography), Eat Caribbean, Diane Von Furstenbergs "Bathrooms" and Terence Conrans "Essential House Book".