Karen Bennett, a Berkshire-based equine and pet photographer, embarked on a remarkable journey from amateur jockey to becoming an award-winning artist behind the camera. Renowned for her breath-taking images that capture the very essence and character of her subjects, Bennett's recent focus has been on crafting a stunning portfolio of 'Equine Envy' fine art photographs. With unwavering patience and determination, she waits for the perfect moment, often braving challenging weather conditions, to forge a profound connection between her images and the viewer.
A master of her craft, Karen tailors her shoots to portray horses, dogs, and other beloved pets in their natural surroundings. Her photographic sessions seamlessly blend studio and outdoor settings, resulting in relaxed experiences that showcase the unique personalities of the animals and their families. Karen's work is a testament to her deep-rooted passion for animals and her fervent desire to convey their stories through the medium of photography.
Having achieved a Licentiate with The Societies of Photographers and another with The Master Photographers Association, Karen's dedication to her art is evident. She also completed a Diploma of Professional Photography, further honing her skills. Her talents were recognised with a nomination for the 2016 Photographer of the Year awards. Additionally, she earned nine highly commended awards from The Societies of Photographers, including a coveted gold distinction. Notably, one of her images secured a place among the Top 5 in The Photographer Academy Live Critique, solidifying her position as a leading equine photographer.
Continuing to evolve and expand her photography practice, Karen's work continues to grace galleries across the nation, captivating audiences with her artistry.