Amazing photographer Karen Jerzyk transforms abandoned spaces into haunting fairy tales




Very talented photographer Karen Jerzyk brings great photos across the roof of a house in the Victorian period. She has been taking photos in her friend’s attic for two years. “Hi, I’m Karen. I take photos. I’m typycally around Boston and NYC, but I also quite enjoy traveling. After graduating with a BA in English from the University of New Hampshire in 2003, my parents gifted me with my first digital camera to photograph bands. I photographed thousands of bands, concentrating on both live and promotional photos (and occasionally for album covers). In 2009 I started shooting portraits of people, and ultimately decided to concentrate my focus on photographing models. My trademark of shooting elaborate scenes in abandoned buildings (when I find a location, I quite literally spends hours cleaning up and restoring it to what it may have looked like, paying attention to the smallest details such as placement of items in the room) eventually got me arrested in August 2014.

I like to describe that particular event as “the best thing to ever happen to me”, after national news outlets picked up the story. I currently travel the US, photographing people for various projects. Despite having a BA in English, I’ve always had quite a hard time expressing myself externally. Verbally trying to convey my feelings has always proven to be a nightmare. If I had to explain myself in one sentence, it would read something like “An incredibly introverted, awkward wallflower” (All her artworks are real and she doesn’t use Photoshop or other softwares. You can buy her artworks directly from her website – you have it in the end of this article)

The collection of artworks from Karen Jerzyk

The collection of artworks from Karen Jerzyk

The collection of artworks from Karen Jerzyk

The collection of artworks from Karen Jerzyk

I strive to produce photos that tell a story- that connect with the viewer on a personal level. I like to find locations that were abandoned before any sort of technological age, typically locations with relics left in them from 1980 and earlier (the older, the better). My photos are meant to be read like a book, and looked at and thought about often. There is no “right answer” to the ultimate meaning of any one of my photos, as each viewer can read the scene differently. My goal is for my photos to evoke thought and emotion.

The collection of artworks from Karen Jerzyk

The collection of artworks from Karen Jerzyk

SOURCE: Her official website Karen Jerzyk

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