Karen Jerzyk

I am a self-taught, internationally published photographer from the Greater Boston area. After graduating with a BA in English from the University of New Hampshire in 2003, my parents gifted me with my first digital camera to photograph bands. I photographed thousands of bands, concentrating on both live and promotional photos (and occasionally for album covers). In 2009 I started shooting portraits of people, and ultimately decided to concentrate my focus on photographing models. My trademark of shooting elaborate scenes in abandoned buildings (when I find a location, I quite literally spends hours cleaning up and restoring it to what it may have looked like, paying attention to the smallest details such as placement of items in the room) eventually got me arrested in August 2014- I like to describe that particular event as “the best thing to ever happen to me”, after national news outlets picked up the story. I currently travel the US, photographing people for various projects.