ka ho karl, inspired reportage and fine portraits
media creative and fine artist available for international commissions, clinics and collaborations

With an intuitive sense for the present he channels his surroundings into images rich with characters and stories. Here, friends, lovers, and kinsmen express themselves openly, and honestly - with charm, and grace.

Following his subjects on their journeys towards love, adventure and discovery, he revives the emotive documentary photography of Life Magazine with a painterly twist.

"I love being a personal photographer to individuals, couples, communities and organizations. The joy of meeting new people and sharing experiences together rests at the soul of my photographic style."

In addition to his fine art work and commissions, Karl has worked as a staff photographer for the Calgary Fire Department and offered photo reportage for a number of award ceremonies and charitable events. His work has been published by, Ryerson University, Fuel magazine and the Inglewood Telephone Exchange.

kahokarl@gmail.com / 416-735-5205

Karl shoots exclusively with a Hasselblad 500cm medium format film camera and other select vintages. Digital and other formats available upon request.

Collectable fine art prints are now available for sale.


To see life; to see the world; to eye witness great events;
to watch the faces of the poor and the gestures
of the proud; to see strange things — machines, multitudes,
shadows in the jungle and on the moon… to see and take
please in seeing; to see and be amazed; to see and be instructed.

The Manifesto of Life Magazine, 1936