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Bumpers are photographs that the networks run in between the commercials. I was asked to shoot on SNL and to make a series of images that would stand out for the season. Images were shot on pan o tomic film with a medium format. I had no longer that ten minutes with each subject. I had to shoot in a very small space and was asked NOT to use props. Lighting became even more important to embrace the talents features. It was a great job for a 27 year old to land in NYC after only being there a few years at best.
I shot the dress rehearsals and bumpers. Back than we shot and I ran downtown to my studio, processed film all night and made proof sheets. Selected approx nine images to print for the TV and made each guest a small crafted portfolio from the show. I made 2 20x24 silver prints and had the guest sign them and popped them in a frame to line the SNL walls for that season. It was a wild ride and good fun. Enjoy the book and thank you for looking.

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KAREN KUEHN
karenkuehn Peralta, NM 87042

karen kuehn has been a working photographer since 1986. The work has appeared in national publications such as Time, Newsweek, Garage, Reader’s Digest, Vanity Fair, More, People, and The New York Times. Her subjects range from Muhammad Ali, William Wegman, Spike Lee, common folk, chance meetings with strangers on the streets are all revealed with high regard and equal respect. Karen’s portrait work, conveys her natural way of seeing the story within the frame. Karen has many personal projects and funds all of them with the intent to historically documentation. A master silver printer she preserves her images mostly on film in silver gelatin print form for future generations.

Karen has shown in NYC in many group shows and auctions to better help humanity. Every year she donates at least 3- 6 exhibition prints for cause related benefits.

"MY LIFE IS MY ART"

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