Karen: One day, I’d like to reflect upon my art – and the mark I’ve made – and be filled with such pride that I feel as though I may burst into flames! This is my ultimate goal; I want to move and be moved and have a positive impact in the world. Photography’s gift to me has been providing me with the tool to accomplish this. The beauty of the everyday, and artists who share the same appreciation, inspires me the most: William Eggleston, Diane Arbus and Allen Ginsberg. At the moment, my focus is on black & white film and the exploration of anthropological themes. I find that the authentic process of developing an image adds to the honesty of documenting culture, religion and relationships, which I find to be the most fascinating subjects to work with.
I'm also very intrigued with humanity’s illimitable capacity for good and evil, which I hope comes across in my work. Later this year, I’ll be traveling to Cuba to begin a still life project that will represent people’s resilience in the face of adversity.
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