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Dirk Karsten

Dirk Karsten

Gold Label

Dirk karsten, international acclaimed Dutch photographer has worked successfully in many different fields . His images have won close to 300 awards, accolades from Art Director Clubs and Media awards around the world including a Clio award, Gold and Silver awards  from the Lucie Awards, His name appears on the cover and in every issue of 200 Best Advertising Photographers Worldwide and has been published in the prestigious annuals of Communication Arts, Photo Graphis, Lürzers Archive and many more.

Dirk’s personal perspective of space and form remains descriptive and realistic  yet draws the onlooker into a timesless ambiance. A hallmark of Karsten’s work is creating beautiful and truly imaginative images that tell stories and that the viewer can project themselves into.

In resent years Karsten’s interest has moved more and more from advertising to art photography. His work can be seen in several musea worldwide and in 2018 he was invited to show his work at the Venice Biennale.

Karsten lives and works in Amsterdam and Florida.   When he Is not directing films or taking photographs he can be found mentoring young aspiring photographers and lecturing on visual communication.

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Waiting For The Night

One of my personal favorite photographs…. I wanted to photograph an image with lots of movement without giving a feeling of being blurred or unsharp..This image was created using several photographs mixing the best part of each different one… It took a long time to find the right color combinations… The silver grey blending to a warm brown. The arm and hand was added later to help with the balance and to give the picture a better feeling of proportion. 

My Tuscany Horse

I was driving back from the location where the English Patient was filmed on a beautiful summer evening in Tuscany.. Tired after a long day of location scouting I saw this amazing landscape with a white horse grazing… I almost kept driving  wanting to get back to my hotel....but I did stop and take 1 photograph… Later when I got back in my studio and looked at the film I saw how beautiful the landscape was but the horse  not so.. She was old and either pregnant or very fat... but thanks to modern technology we made her look a lot younger giving her a "tummy tuck" in post production....

My Tuscany Horse

I was driving back from the location where the English Patient was filmed on a beautiful summer evening in Tuscany.. Tired after a long day of location scouting I saw this amazing landscape with a white horse grazing… I almost kept driving  wanting to get back to my hotel....but I did stop and take 1 photograph… Later when I got back in my studio and looked at the film I saw how beautiful the landscape was but the horse  not so.. She was old and either pregnant or very fat... but thanks to modern technology we made her look a lot younger giving her a "tummy tuck" in post production....

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The Whip

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Big Boy No2

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Big Boy No3

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Waiting For The Night

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Howling Wolves

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Dark Horse

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My Tuscany Horse

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Golden Girl

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Posing Beauty

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The Lonely Tree

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Nature Is Everywhere

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The Whip

Dirk Karsten

The Netherlands

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Big Boy No2

Dirk Karsten

The Netherlands

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Big Boy No3

Dirk Karsten

The Netherlands

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Waiting For The Night

Dirk Karsten

The Netherlands

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Howling Wolves

Dirk Karsten

The Netherlands

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Dark Horse

Dirk Karsten

The Netherlands

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My Tuscany Horse

Dirk Karsten

The Netherlands

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Elena

Dirk Karsten

The Netherlands

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Golden Girl

Dirk Karsten

The Netherlands

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Posing Beauty

Dirk Karsten

The Netherlands

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The Lonely Tree

Dirk Karsten

The Netherlands

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Nature Is Everywhere

Dirk Karsten

The Netherlands

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Butterflies

Dirk Karsten

The Netherlands

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Inner Peace

Dirk Karsten

The Netherlands

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Photography is not what I do… It's what defines me

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