In a career spanning thirty years, Karl has been commissioned to photograph for Australia's leading corporate organisations in all corners of the globe.
Collaborating closely with clients has resulted in Karl often being represented in the annual Australian Graphic Designers Awards and Advertising AWARD. Personal work has been exhibited a number of times as a finalist in the Olive Cotton Portraiture prize, The Moran Prize and as finalist and winner of the Head On portrait prize.
Three years in London, early in his career, further honed Karl's skills working in a particularly competitive market. Commissions have been as varied as industrial photographs in the back blocks of Arkansas, USA to portraiture in Monte Carlo. A week's work locally could involve photographing hanging from a helicopter harness, portraits in the boardroom on level 60 or filming in mines 400 meters below ground.
Clients past and present include industries as diverse as the pharmaceutical, property, banking and mining industries.
This includes commissions from the Commonwealth Bank, Boral, Caltex, University of Sydney, Allpress Coffee, The Boathouse, HCF, British Rail, Patricks, Platinum Asset Management, Coutts Bank, Arthur Andersen, Dade Behring, TAFE NSW, UTS, United Group, Downer Edi LTD, STW Group LTD, Courtaulds (UK) LTD, Powergen (UK), AWE, Delta Electricity, Origin, Toyota, Mitsubishi, National Australia Bank, St George Bank, British Technology Group, BASF, Amalgamated Holdings Group, Rydges Hotels, Hamilton Island, Qantas, Macquarie Infrastructure, Macquarie Bank, Channel 7, Telstra , Optus, One Tel!!, SBS, NRMA, Cimic, John Holland Group, Walter Mining, Leighton Holdings, Leighton Contractors, CSR, Garvan Institute, Fairfax, David Jones, APN News and Media, Westfield, Westpac, NSW Dept of Housing, Deloitte, Bankers Trust, Addisons Lawyers, Minter Ellison, Sparke Hellmore, McCullough Robertson Lawyers, Mallesons Stephen Jaques, Blake Dawson Waldron, Citigroup, Lend Lease, Blackmores, Burns Philp, Landcom, BASF, Perpetual Trustees, AMP, Cuscal, One Steel, Asciano, Dairy Farmers, Stockland, Mirvac, ING RealEstate, Brookfield Multiplex, Metcash, Woolworths…..
Commissions may have been direct or through creative agencies such as Saatchi and Saatchi, M&C Saatchi, Clemengers, Designate, Frost, Precinct, Designworks and many more.
Below is a typical set up for a portrait session. The camera being linked to the computer allows for both the client and subject to approve and feel confident that the brief has been fulfilled . Post production includes comprehensive photoshop retouching, whether it be removing facial blemishes or the logos of competitors appearing in an industrial landscape.