Kari Herer: The States Project: Maine
I met Kari Herer through a friend, I heard rumblings about this individual who was so driven to study with someone she admired she slept in her car and lived off granola bars during that time. Now I don’t know how true all of that is and I never asked, I just knew that I wanted to meet her.
Kari embodies what I believe today’s photographers are, someone who is making it work! Kari has her hands in many different pots, from weddings to family portraits to editorial work, she even teaches and lectures throughout the world. Her vivid portrayals of botanical specimens have landed her collaborations with Anthropologie, IKEA, Land of Nod, and Restoration Hardware.
All of this aside, it was her series still life real life that caught my attention. Her exploration of the unique bond that 2 sisters have and how that bond evolves speaks to me. By showing her daughters the natural splendor of the world and helping them to better understand that perfection does not always equal beauty Kari is shaping how they will approach the world and how they will define what beauty is.
Kari Herer is a Maine-based professional photographer. Since founding her company in 2009, she has been a featured artist on Martha Stewart Weddings, Etsy, Design Sponge, and Click Magazine, while she is a regular contributor to several publications including The Press Hotel, Maine Magazine, and Sotheby’s International. Her vivid portrayals of botanical specimens have landed her collaborations with Anthropologie, IKEA, Land of Nod, and Restoration Hardware. She has conducted photography workshops and been a featured speaker at conferences throughout the world. Today Kari is working on a personal project about the relationship her daughters share. She lives with her two daughters, a few chickens, a golden retriever, and a fish named rose sassafras.
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This is an ongoing series about two sisters and the relationship between them. I’m fascinated by the bond they share and how that relationship changes as they grow older.
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