About me

AWARD_WINNING PHOTOGRAPHER - MISSION: WOMEN BEING SEEN
My love of sports started at an early age. Competing in cross-country, and middle-distance athletics, followed by years of movement through a daily yoga practice. Capturing the beauty of the body in movement is what moves me. This deep understanding of the body is expressed in my images.
Awarded the 'The Women's Sport Trust' Imagery of the Year in 2018 for my projects focusing on women's sporting initiatives. Showcasing the dedication behind the physical aesthetic and championing a valuable ethos for life. My mission is to increase the visibility of women in sports, recognising that a female perspective is crucial to shaping the narrative.

As you can probably tell from my work, I'm a slightly obsessive perfectionist, and like a terrier (my other passion) I'm tenacious, loyal, and fun to work with. If you are looking for images of quality and authenticity, and you also have a story to share with the world, then chances are, we are a good fit.

CLIENTS:
Nike, Red Bull, Reebok, M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment, UK Invictus.
I also produce supplement and clean step-by-step images used for magazines like Health and Fitness, Yoga Journal and The Telegraphs women's sport supplement, in addition to more evocative lifestyle details for SME.

What my clients say:
" I hadn't expected so much care, safe guidance and direction in helping me find what I was looking for. My brand was helpfully evolved and the description I now use to explain my style of teaching was born from those pictures."
Nikita Akilapa
"I could see something special and inspiring about Karen's images. The balance of softness & strength was an element I wanted to tap into as well as working with someone who understands movement. Every aspect of the process was incredible and I couldn't have been happier with the images. When I saw the campaign with sporting women, I felt part of something bigger."
Tass Arya

Skills

Art Direction, Filming, Photography, Post Production

Sector Experience

Branding, Event Organisers / Management, Marketing, Photography, Production, Publishing

Awards

2016 IPOTY Professional - second place winner - Sports editorial, 2017 IPOTY Professional - Honourable mention, 2018 Womens Sport Trust - Imagery of the year, 2020 Rugby Journal Awards - Shortlisted

Clients

liforme, Red Bull, Reebok, Sage, triyoga

Trade Associations

AOP, association of photographers

Recommendations
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Currently No Recommendations
Availability
Looking for work
Achievements
Project featured:Goal Diggers 'Standing in the Light'
on 12th March 2021
Project featured:Force of Nature
on 7th April 2021
Project featured:Karate
on 21st October 2022
Project featured:Pia Hagen
on 20th February 2024
Contract
Freelance
Location
London, United Kingdom
Skill Level
Senior, Director
Languages
N/A
Creativepool member since 5 September 2011