As a portrait (& jazz) photographer, Karen was part of multiple exhibitions and realized a solo exhibition at Bird Rotterdam during North Sea Jazz Round Town in 2016.
With the goal to connect and introduce all kids living in Holland to music and supporting their musical talents and aspirations, she also works as a part-time (online) communication professional for the Princes Christina Concours.
Next to photography and the communication of PCC Karen teaches workshops to conservatory students in the basics of photography and personal branding. With the presented insights and knowledge of (visual) communication they can present themselves as music professionals even before they start their careers.
‘5x Typical’ is a series of music based interviews with musicians. What do musicians listen to? While cleaning, during sexy time or when working out? Do they have specific songs for specific moments? Or do they listen to music to influence their emotions? Every week, a new interview, a new musician, new inspiration.
"From the first contact working with Karen was super relaxed. I could choose from a couple of concepts and locations for the shoot which was relaxed itself. The result is wonderful and I definitely like to work with her again." - Pianist Rein Godefroy
"I really enjoyed the workshop with Karen. I came home with a lot of stuff to think about; my Image, how I can visually represent myself and how I want to see myself on the press kit pictures, as an artist." - Monika Miedzianowska
When I am in a new city street musicians give me a reason to stand still and look around me, to really be in the moment. It is for them I discovered the most wonderful places. Unfortunately I encounter them less and less. So I took matters into my own hands. I started asking local musicians to play me something at their favorite location. Now we can discover different cities in a fun new way and use the music to ground us.