Karen Lynch’s father wore his cameras like some men wear a Rolex. Her mother was also a professional photographer, so Karen grew up as an “assistant” to her parents, often helping to carry by photo equipment, setting up lighting, and being called upon to pose as an impromptu model for countless shots. Lynch has spent a lifetime honoring the work of her parents through her own photography. Her study has taken her from the conventional to the cutting edge of the photographic discipline.
Tradition weighs heavy in the world of photography, but for Lynch, photography means much more than capturing the realism of a scene or an object with technical accuracy. “The techniques I use,” Lynch says, “enable me to capture a moment in time, with a certain indefinable, dreamlike quality.” “I strive to evoke the emotional side of an image, to bring to the viewer a sense of the entire experience.” “My images are crafted as an artist creates a painting; focusing on light and shadow, adding, subtracting, constantly shifting the elements often in an abstract or impressionistic manner until finally, the image is brought into a harmony which resonates with the viewer.”
Lynch Attended the New England School of Photography in Boston and is a member of the Newburyport Art Association, and the Rockport Art Association. Lynch’s work has been noted in Accent Magazine and North Shore Magazine, Newburyport Current, North Shore Sunday News and the Newburyport Daily News. Lynch is represented by Bridge Gallery in Newburyport, MA. Bridge Gallery is located at 1R Water St., Newburyport, MA.