Karla Bernstein, a fine art photographer, worked professionally as a nurse practitioner until her retirement. She attended local evening photography and printing classes, finding a creative focus and voice which has grown in the time retirement offers. Photography provided a medium in which she began capturing local images, infusing them with subtle mystery through the use of muted colors, texture, and varied points of view. A year long advanced photography mentorship with photographer Alison Shaw allowed Karla to focus her style and furthered her along the path of fine-art photography. Her work has now evolved to more abstracted presentations of the scenes and objects surrounding her on a daily basis. Most recently she has begun working on creative digital compositing of visual interpretations of childhood experiences. A Connecticut resident for most of her life, Karla has exhibited her photographs in juried shows and solo exhibits throughout the New England area. Her photo awards include Best in Show at the year long exhibition sponsored by DisH Photography Exhibition, awards from Yankee Magazine, as well as having images from her project ‘Wicks Forge’ featured in Connecticut Magazine. Her photographs are included in private collections. Karla’s portfolios can be viewed at: www.karlabernstein.zenfolio.com.
SANA: Self-Achievement through Nursing Art: Vol. 1
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