Karen, Owner / Principal Photographer
Hi, I’m Karen, Founder and Principal Photographer at Karen Hill Photography. My background in photography is in fine art photography. I went to art school and graduated with a BFA from Pratt Institute and an MFA from the Yale School of Art, both in photography. I've been shooting ever since.
My background is based in traditional film and to this day I love shooting with film cameras. Film camera lenses are so much softer and to me better capture a sense of beauty, romance and emotional content. I find that film has more depth and as a tool, it captures more of a feeling. I like working with both film and digital, each medium has very strong elements, but I prefer the look of film, I guess it's my first love. To me, it's a matter of really seeing what's in front of you on a deeper, more instinctual level. My background in photography includes teaching photography at Columbia University, exhibitions, editorial and private commissions.
In 2008, I married my best friend. I added an important partnership to the studio as well as my personal life with my husband Frank. Together we form a pretty unique working vision.
Frank, Partner / 2nd Photographer
Hi, I'm Frank, Karen's husband and I second shoot with Karen. My background in photography is in editorial, advertising and fine art photography. My background is also based in traditional film and film cameras and I love shooting with film. I studied photography at the University of Penn. Since then I've worked as a photographer for editorial, advertising and fine art. I bring my talent and huge personality to the studio!
Oscar, Studio Mascot
Hi, I'm Oscar, I don't do much but everybody loves me! I'm a 13 year old miniature red Dachshund, Karen's first Dachshund and Frank's 7th!