I am a photographic artist living in Southeast Florida. I love the shooting environment in this area be it the ocean, the wetlands or the urban skyscrapers. I spend most of my time shooting locally and when I travel, there are always new photographic efforts that I bring to my site. I have been honored with multiple local, national and international awards and have had my images published. Please see Awards & Exhibits for details.

These few words hopefully explain how I understand my position in the world of art as a photographer: the appreciation of any piece of art lives between the known (viewer's rational response) and the unknown (viewer's emotional response). Throughout my imagery, whether in color or black and white, I give the viewer my interpretation of that 'in-between'.

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Three quotations that steer my photography the most - Wassily Kandinsky pioneer of abstract painting – said that “color is a power which directly influences the soul”. Aaron Siskind - "We look at the world and we see what we have learned to believe is there. We have been conditioned to expect...but, as photographers, we must learn to relax our beliefs." Elliott Erwitt - "To me, photography is an art of observation. It's about finding something interesting in an ordinary place... I've found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them."

I hope you enjoy viewing what I have 'seen' so far. There will always be new images added and older ones removed so visit often. Should you wish to buy a print or license an image, please send me a note.


Thank you for visiting,
Karen Hanley Colbert
Florida, USA