Maverick Camera is a collection of work based mostly on my career as a New York City photographer.
I am a very diverse photographer, which can be confusing for some photo editors and art buyers in the photo industry. I always felt like my eyes were gifted with a big heart to back them for delivering a wide range and a full point of view for my clients. I love shooting for magazines and feel I am at my best as an assignment shooter. While living in NYC, I kept my gear bags and cart ready to roll to jobs right by the door.
My career whisked me out at a moments notice more often than not.
At age 26, I interned with National Geographic for 6 months, then relocated to Manhattan where I met at least 38 editors in three weeks and shot four jobs within that time line. I did not return to my former job as a Park Ranger rather I flowed with the assignments that streamed in at a seemingly steady pace. It was crazy, and I was propelled by a force within me that I think is energized into a twenty something year old. I was blessed with a plethora of work and my infinite passion for life. Everything and everyone that crossed my path caught my curiosity; still does!
I stepped off the train at Grand Central Station in the late 1980’s. The Factory, Interview Magazine, Aids, and the Punk Rock scene had exploded. I was an innocent with no clue about the comings and goings of real city people. I crashed with a cool artist gal, Linda Draper, for three weeks.
I had $1000.00 dollars in my pocket. I had to work. I was hungry for it and there was no stopping me. I love image making and can’t imagine my life without pure vision and a sense of creating on the spot something evocative and timeless, and if lucky enough, iconographic. I am intuitive and it is my intent and hope to inspire others to be more compassionate as they see, feel and reveal through their artistry. Thank you to all those who assigned, sat and assisted. Enjoy.
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"
Fertility Published September 13, 2013
MetropoLOVE Published September 23, 2012
Catch of the Day Published September 19, 2012
My Eyes Are Burning Published September 18, 2012
EXPECTING Published October 22, 2010
Writers Published July 02, 2010
Musicians Published February 18, 2010
God Is Watching Published February 15, 2010