Hello and welcome! I’m Karen Olson, fine art and conceptual photographer, visual storyteller.
Having spent many years exploring artistic mediums such as fiber art, collage, acrylics, and metalwork; I truly feel photography speaks to me in a way that no other has. It is the medium that brings together my collected knowledge and skill in the arts in a way that rejuvenates and refreshes me. I still work in these mediums, only now, the work inspires me to create unique concepts and fantasy worlds.
Portrait photography is my passion! My goal when shooting portraits is to bring to the surface that which is deep within, the inherent beauty and raw qualities of my subject. It brings me great joy to create scenes for fantasy and fine art portraits and to bring to life your vision for the shoot.
My work is emotive, dreamy, contemplative. I bring this aesthetic to each and every project. In my conceptual work, I encourage others to relate to the imagery in a way that helps them understand their own personal struggles, lightens the weight of the resulting emotion, helping them to see themselves truly capable of joy. And it is my hope that they find their own method of visual expression.
The creative process is such an amazing thing! Our very being compels us to create. It is the means by which we make sense of the world. Each creative endeavor or personal expression brings clarity and sight, revealing who we are, and who we were meant to be.
I am a contributor to Arcangel Images. My images on this site are available for purchase.
Fantasy and fine art portrait sessions on location or in the studio.
Lifestyle and branding sessions for your personal or commercial project.
High end stock photography and conceptual imagery for your book or any commercial project.