Dirk Karsten for Mirror Magazine

Posted on January 13, 2012


The December 2011 issue of Spanish magazine Mirror features work of Dutch photographer Dirk Karsten. Dirk is one of the most influential photographers in our time, and incorporates humor, emotion, and world-class digital technology in truly astounding ways. He is also a pioneer in his technique, being one of the first commercial photographers to incorporate digital and post-production techniques to his photography.  His image making process takes place in two parts – on location gathering shots with the best digital equipment available on the market today, and then he completes his work back in his studio in Amsterdam with a post production team Stephanlesger.nl in order to collage together, through digital manipulation, a final image that is tailored to client specifications. Clients throughout the years have been mesmerized by Dirk’s signature style, which is truly an art.  He allows us to be a part of his imagination.  “Translating what is my mind on to paper is the most fulfilling part of my work.  It’s a question of will power. You don’t let things stand in your way and when it all comes together – that’s the rush.”

Karsten’s client list includes Mercedes, EMI Records, Phillips, Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts, Deutsche Bank, KLM and American Express to name a few.  Please enjoy his images in Mirror Magazine, and visit his work on 250pictures.com.