Bio - Stills
Karl got his first camera, a Kodak 'Brownie', at age eight, and thus began the journey. By age 12 he had a fully functioning B/W darkroom. In high school he spent every possible moment in the darkroom and learned about photographers, Paul Strand, Walker Evans, Eliot Porter and Ansel Adams. Now, years later, his memorable images reach from mountaineering expeditions in the Himalayas to the wild plains of Africa and from Amazonian jungles to his cinematic work on such Hollywood blockbuster films as “E.T.”, “The Right Stuff” and “I, ROBOT”. His color coffee table book, 'Pacific Spirit Vancouver', became a Canadian best seller in 16 months and was given to former President Bill Clinton as a gift from the city. His work is collected internationally.
Bio - Film
Karl got his start in the film business traveling the globe shooting ski films for famed ski film producer Warren Miller. This brought him to Hollywood where he got a job as the assistant to Oscar winning VFX cameraman Wally Gentleman BSC (2001: A Space Odyssey) working on a Francis Ford Coppola film. When the project finished, he was offered a job at Industrial Light & Magic (Lucasfilms) working on 'E.T.' and the next 'Star Wars' incarnation. 'The Right Stuff' followed and led to a long list of Hollywood movies including, more recently, 'I, ROBOT'. Mixed in with the feature film work, Karl lent his cinematic skills to hit television fare such as 'Touched by an Angel' and 'Dawson's Creek'. He currently splits his time between movie assignments and sharing his knowledge as a university professor.
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