Name: Karen Davis
Location: Draper, Utah
At only 19, Karen Davis has established her artistic style as one that gives the audience a peak into another world. She has dabbled in photography for most of her life, and recently began experimenting with complimentary poetry that gives the viewer an honest look into her mind. Below is a short interview with Davis, and samples of her work.
Tell us a little bit about yourself! When did you start writing poetry and taking photos?
I started taking photos at a very young age. I have always had a love for photography, and I have taken a liking to poetry recently. I enjoy letting my feelings out and maybe having someone relate to how I’m feeling.
Your photos all seem to tell a story, could you share what some of them are? Or the thought process behind them?
Most of the stories that I want to show through my photographs are ones that I want someone to look at and wish they were in. They’re an escape from my reality to a dream world! It’s everything I see, everything I would want my life to look like.
Are you behind the entire production of your images or do you collaborate with other people?
I generally have the subject do their own makeup or I will do it, but I have collaborated with a makeup artist and they’re fun to work with.
What would you like people to get from your work?
I want my work to inspire people. I want to motivate them and make it easier for them to express themselves. I want to support and love everyone for each one of the ideas and the creativity they have. I also want them to look at my photographs and wish they were a part of my own dream world.