Karen Miles is a photographer and shop owner from Australia. Sometimes you meet someone via chance, and then "discover" how much you have in common. Karen and I connected via Instagram, and I deeply appreciate her beautiful shop. In the way these exchanges sometimes go, it was mutual and she fell in love with a 19th century dark French still life on FAS.
As we communicated, I discovered her photographs that look like old masters paintings, and I thought, here's someone who loves bringing the ancien to the here and now as much as I do.
In the spirit of the paintings we both love, Karen goes one step further and recreates scenes from history via photography. I love that they look so modern and fresh, almost minimalist, while retaining that rich, "a deep exhale after the party guests have left," feel from the 18th and 19th century paintings.