Lynn Karlin Photography
Lynn Karlin is an award winning fine art photographer whose still lifes capture the simple beauty of vegetables, flowers and food related objects. Her work shows in private and corporate collections and has been exhibited worldwide including at the James Beard House in New York City.
Originally from Manhattan, Lynn’s commercial assignments have been published in major fashion, home-furnishing, garden and food magazines. She added fine art photography to the mix after moving to Maine and finding inspiration and her subjects at local farms & farmers markets. Lynn is happy to consult with designers or homeowners to discuss individual decorating ideas or by appointment at her Belfast, Maine studio. Home visits to “try out” several prints or to view a portfolio can be arranged. Through her extensive styling & interiors background Lynn can guide you in the design process. Limited Edition archival prints as well as custom orders are available.
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Lynn Karlin. Garlic Scapes.
What photographer do you admire most?
There are so many photographers that I love and admire. Irving Penn’s work is at the top of my list, especially his stylish portraits taken in the “corner” of his studio: showing the edges of the backdrops, the electrical cords, the scuffed floors. And I never get tired of looking at his early black and white still lifes from 1947, especially “The Empty Plate.”
What was your favorite photograph to take?
“Windfall Apples.” I was mulling over the mushrooms at my local Belfast Coop at the end of the fall season when I spotted some interesting rotting and neglected apples. You should have seen the look on the cashier’s face when I bought them. Then I went off foraging in the woods and fields and brought back more subjects to my studio where the fun began.
What one photograph would you like to take that you haven't?
Tomatoes growing beside peas in the garden but it’s not possible. They ripen in different seasons.
Your favorite drink?
I love my Friday morning tradition ... sitting at my harvest table with an espresso and contemplating all the fresh produce I just brought home from the farmers market that I would begin to arrange into a still life.
What would be your last meal?
I would want my last meal to be a Greek pizza: thin crust, with lots of feta, fresh local tomatoes, basil & garlic, since I am gluten and diary intolerant.