Portrait by  Karen Santos

Portrait by Karen Santos

I am a documentary and portrait photographer living in San Francisco. Originally from Iowa, I've lived all over the Bay Area for the last 20 years. I am a music enthusiast and sometimes musician, and I currently host a radio show Saturdays on BFF.fm (see photo project). I am also a cat lady and murderino (ssdgm!).

Curating a community or place through a series of images is an opportunity to see and understand the details that make it what it is. 

In portraiture, whether I am looking for one shot or a representative series, I aim to put the subject at ease and capture natural expression.