“Ever since I can remember I have been intrigued by the intricate dance that light and shadow play with one another on the grand palate of the natural landscape. It is here that I go to observe; to discover calm, balance, and insight. When I go to nature the little voice within speaks to me, guides me, as if by magic, to be in the right place at the right time, usually with just the right amount of time to capture fleeting moments that will never again repeat themselves in such a precise way. I am there to observe, to see the intricate beauty, to learn.
“This lifelong process has shaped me into a visual storyteller of the natural scene, a voice for the environment and it’s natural beauty. My visual senses are refined on a daily basis, in a parallel universe, with my career choice as a Director of Photography for movies and television. When working on big budget Hollywood films like “I, Robot” or “Cody Banks” or the highly successful television fare of “Touched by an Angel” or “Dawson’s Creek”, the little voice is often drowned out by the roar of big budget frenzy and the chaotic pace. The ever vigilant voice quietly morphs itself into intuition. I simply trust that it is there, knowing all the while that the dance of light and shadow will be waiting for me at every opportunity when I find my moments to be Nature’s portrait photographer. ” – Karl Herrmann
Karl Herrmann C.S.C is an internationally recognized Director of Photography in the movie business. He was the Director of Photography for television shows such as “Dawson’s Creek” and “Touched by an Angel”. Major blockbuster movies including “E.T.”, “The Right Stuff”, and “I, ROBOT” have also used his visual talents for their Academy Award winning visual effects.
Karl’s passion for stunning imagery has always been inspired by the quiet time he spends observing nature. His black & white imagery has been likened to that of Ansel Adams, one of his childhood heros. Museums, such as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, as well as corporate and individual collectors across North America include his fine art black & white prints in their collections.
His color panoramic work is a new incarnation of his vision that combines his movie viewing format with his passion for the natural environment. He uses a special technique when making these images, which allows them to blow up very large, yet maintain incredible detail.