Kharen Hill is renowned for her entertainment, advertising and music photography. Working with clients worldwide, Kharen has a presence she brings to the set. Her easy way with subjects, and her years of experience with the world of film and TV, actors, musicians and travel puts her within a select group of photographers. Kharen's ability to craft iconic images with lighting or available light, and her creative choices in selecting locations and environments makes her work unique, memorable and compelling. She brings directorial experience to her sets which helps focus her subjects to find a fluidity and motion in their poses and depth to their performances in both motion and stills.
Hill is an award-winning photographer for her celebrity portraiture in both PDN and Applied Arts magazines. Her advertising series documenting spinal chord injury in teens, which took her to emergency and rehab areas documenting these injuries for a North American campaign for prevention was awarded nationally in the US.
Her Fine Art photography is receiving acclaim around the world and is in collections in Canada, USA, and Europe. Kharen's ongoing "Out The Window" series is her opportunity to show the world in found moments that are uncontrived. "I see 'Out The Window' as uniting the global daily common experience, and a chance to photograph the extraordinary in the ordinary”. “Out The Window” opens discussions on unification, demystification and reflects on the world and the everyday culture that unites the human experience. Ultimately, this work is about experiencing daily life, and living in and for the moment.
Kharen had her first solo show in West LA in June of 2014. Out the Window - 5 days in Kenya. Partnering with the musicians and humanitarians, the band 'Jars of Clay' and their non-profit organization "Blood Water Mission" out of Nashville, she donated back a percentage of the show proceeds to support their non profit work in Africa.
She is currently working on five more "Out the Window" series:
Summer in Iceland
California Road Trip
On the way to Rock Creek
Cuba - The way we were.
Get Real LA
Kharen is regularly invited to talk as a guest speaker at many post secondary photography programs and works with these colleges ongoing to mentor student photographers in the workplace.
Born in New Zealand, Kharen travels the world on assignment for her clients and for her fine art projects. She is based out of Los Angeles, California and Vancouver, B.C.