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Kari Herer Clicks Outside the Box with Her Whimsical Still Life Photo Sketches

By Tanya Goodall Smith on July 1st 2013


Portland Maine commercial and portrait photographer Kari Herer’s photographic works have been featured in many publications, including Martha Student Weddings and the Knot. Drawing on her experience in the fine arts and graphic design, as well as her deep love of nature, Kari provides her clients with professional fine art and portrait photography in a variety of beautiful settings.


I was immediately drawn to Kari’s series of still life images, which combine illustration with floral elements. The simple, tactile and feminine compositions are available as prints at Kari’s Etsy shop.



It’s so refreshing to see a floral still life that’s different from all the rest. I would definitely consider these whimsical sketches plus elements of nature to be fine art.




I just want to reach out and touch the delicate petals and branches in each image. I think it’s the contrast between the flat drawings and the organic elements that make them seem even more three dimensional.


I’m so inspired by this technique. What other ways might a photographer combine mediums to create something unique? Have you done something similar? If so, please share a link in the comments. I’d love to see.

View more of Kari Herer’s inspiring work on her website.

CREDITS : Photographs by Kari Herer have been used with permission for SLR Lounge. Do not copy, modify or re-post this article or images without express permission from SLR Lounge and the artist.

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Tanya Goodall Smith is the owner, brand strategist and commercial photographer at WorkStory Corporate Photography in Spokane, Washington. WorkStory creates visual communications that make your brand irresistible to your target market. Join the stock photo rebellion at

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  1. Joseph Prusa

    Thanks for posting

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