The Making of "Downtowns"
Karen Fadel has been
photographing downtowns since 1984. Her passion has taken her throughout
the United States and Europe. "Certain downtowns beg to be photographed,"
she says. "Postcard images can reflect
Karen travels with two to three 35mm cameras and lenses, each loaded with a different type of film, including black and white print and slide, black and white infrared, color slide and color print film. This enables her to shoot a range of styles and use various techniques to print them.
Currently, she is showing Polaroid transfers and emulsion lifts which are produced with a special Polaroid machine and transferred to various surfaces.
Her subjects are unique.
Sometimes a person is subtly
Karen began working in journalism and fashion photography while earning her bachelor's degree in English Literature from U.C.L.A. She went on to earn a formal photography education from Orange Coast College. Today she continues to photograph downtowns and is currently working on a photography book for a different series.
She can be reached at 949-230-2445 or at firstname.lastname@example.org