Karen's Story

Nature has eternally been portrayed as the "Arcadian Landscape:" an ever-lasting, idealized world that sought harmony with society. Photography seeks to capture a landscape's essence by showcasing its natural beauty in a more candid format. Once framed through the lens, the landscape becomes personified into a being that we can familiarize with through our individual senses and memories.


Nature has eternally been portrayed as the "Arcadian Landscape:" an ever-lasting, idealized world that sought harmony with society. Photography seeks to capture a landscape's essence by showcasing its natural beauty in a more candid format. Once framed through the lens, the landscape becomes personified into a being that we can familiarize with through our individual senses and memories.

British Columbia is ephemeral in all weather, in all seasons: Her moods can be gentle and alluring, or sulky and grey. Through it all, she is worth all of the time I've spent to get to know her.

Karen Cooper

Karen Cooper continues to challenge the artistic traditions surrounding nature and landscape through emerging and experimental mediums to evolve the longstanding conventions of fine art photography. Karen's lens seeks to capture the wilderness' symphony of colour and voices, transforming them into eternalized, framed moments that will inhabit interior spaces. No subject is altered: every work is an authentic and ethereal representation of that moment in time, a fragment of nature's collective memory. Karen's shared journeys through these timeless worlds are opportunities for all to visually explore the British Columbian wilderness.

Karen's works are also a declaration for environmental preservation: the natural world is under extreme threat due to deforestation, urban expansion, and wildfires. Many of the subjects Karen has visually conserved have been drastically transformed in recent memory. These works are not just invitations to appreciate natural beauty, but are also moments to understand what has, and still can be, lost.