With influences as renown as the great documentary photographers such as
Walker Evans and Dorothea Lange, Carina references traditional daguerreotypes
with her portraits. She presents them, often times, in a surreal story book
environment. Carina favors her subject’s personality through an image, capturing them
in the most genuine way possible.
Her photos, however do not end with portraits, but also have grown to
include movie sets, architectural work, fashion product lines, landscapes,
and events. Carina also searches to be inspired by life experiences.
She often is traveling and experimenting in other forms of photography,
willing to try anything, and also to give her a new outlook on life. When
not on the road, Carina spends her time in her community, aiming to improve
the quality of life in Philadelphia.
Having graduated with a BFA in Photography and Art History from
Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, Carina shoots her personal work
primarily with her Hasselblad medium format film camera. It’s the best.
Having two different backgrounds and styles, Carina and Amanda
are able to play off of each other’s strengths. Through constant
practice in shooting, we seek to challenge one another with
photography situations that test our ability, thus gaining
experience and learning new techniques whenever possible. In
this way, we aim to stay ahead of the curve, with fresh ideas and
little fear of artistic creativity.