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Fully vaccinated and travelling , Kharen has spent covid shooting Canada and USA.
Widely recognized for her entertainment and music advertising photography, Kharen Hill makes refreshing creative choices, selecting original locations and utilizing novel visual themes. Her work is renowned for her use of color and her ability to find the graphic, eye-catching elements in any situation. Kharen loves to exceed the expectations of her clients' creative and deliverables using her talents as a motion director to supply motion and still deliverables for the many social platforms and traditional print placements.
Kharen is known for her easy way with her subjects and her years of experience in the world of movie sets, celebrities, musicians and world travel. This places her within a select group of photographers who can be spontaneously creative while maximizing shots under the most challenging safety constraints, travel, deadlines and creative briefs. Additionally, her experience directing actors for motion and still means her subjects can feel safe, comfortable and able to portray their characters or themselves on her sets.
Her production team’s experience producing photo shoots and motion pictures compliments Kharen’s ability to shoot and direct any type of photo shoot or advertising campaign worldwide in studio or on location. Kharen and her crew are experts in working stand alone or in tandem with motion crews to execute advertising campaigns and editorial shoots: adding Kharen's innovative lighting concepts in stand alone sets, executing client lead creative or supplementing existing production elements. Kharen is an IATSE 669 member across Canada with a background in onset photography and photo journalism which allows for her to work with a small footprint on set as required.
Hill is an award-winning photographer for her celebrity portraiture in both PDN and Applied Arts magazines. Her advertising series documenting spinal cord injury in teens, which took her to emergency and rehab areas documenting these injuries for a North American wide campaign for prevention was awarded nationally in the USA.
Born in New Zealand and a Canadian citizen and US resident of California, Kharen travels the world on assignment with her production company Public Pictures basing out of in Los Angeles and Vancouver Canada.