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Hi There!

 

   In this amazing and busy world, Thank You for taking the time to get to know a little about me and my work.  

 

  I was born in Los Angeles, California.

 

  At age 5, my mom took my brother and I to France, Italy, Switzerland and Israel for three months.  My dolls were all indigenous, native brown and black, with handcrafted outfits, beaded with the history of culture. 

 

  I experienced a very full childhood, understanding the workings of two worlds as I traveled back and forth between my mothers' and fathers' homes. The ideas of dichotomy and polarity began to form my foundation of exploration.  The polarity of things enhances the understanding of both and all in between.  I became a lover of insight, wisdom, truth, understanding, compassion and travel. 

 

  Through my high school years, I  learned to be in a system, to serve in a system and enjoyed myself and my neighbor.  I became Student Body President, learning much about accomplishing tasks and goals while collaborating with a group of people.  I was a Varsity athlete my entire high school experience.

 

  I attended University of Wisconsin, Madison.  There, I fell in love with Nature, learning, information gathering and sharing.  Watching the seasons change and watching how people where affected by nature fascinated me.   It still does. I studied Sociology and Communication and graduated with a BA in Communication, but my heart lies in Sociology, Antroposophy and Visual Communication.  I wanted to get a Masters in Climate and Sociology.

 

  I fell in love with photography.  My camera started to travel with me and I began my relationship with my new best friend, my film Nikon60. I began thinking about point of view.

 

  By the time I was 22, I had been to over 30 countries.  Not willing to conform or slow down in my exploration of self and the globe, I landed in Maui, Lake Tahoe, New York, Thailand, Connecticut, the North Shore of Oahu, and San Diego.  Learning yoga, nutrition, quantum physics, lunar cycles, tides, swells, weather, mountains, valleys, growing seasons, gardening, and countless personal, interpersonal, national and international perspectives on life, liberty, politics, justice, economics, finance, culture and love. I began teaching and counseling high school students.  I worked as a community organizer to better the experience for countless groups and individuals.

 

  I received a Master of Fine Arts from the Brooks Institute of Photography, Santa Barbara,  in Visual Communication and Photography.  I lived in Santa Barbara for 5 years and moved to the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley for 5 years.  During this time I explored my knowledge of art and contemplated its impact on society, and I became educated about sustainability, permaculture, organic health. My MFA pushed me to view the world through a refined visual eye, that is my work, it is my photography.  I view the world through photography.  I theorize the world through photographic analogies;  Perspective, Point of View, Lens Change, Exposure, Over-exposure, Underexposure, Focus, etc.

 

  I started a family on an organic farm 6 miles from some of the most pristine coast line in California, the Gaviota Coast.  I learned about health and patience, surrender, health care, homeopothy, efficiency, strength, empowerment, discipline, products and services.  I am always continuing to work on myself and be the best women, lover, mother, parent, friend, photographer, entrepreneur, business-women and human that I can.  I have an amazing group of talented, productive and innovative friends and colleges.

 

  I moved to Silicon Valley for 3 years.  I was/am amazed by the organic nature of innovation and influence that Silicon Valley has on business, technology and the world. I spent time focusing on my craft and exploring the business, technology and venture capital world of the Bay Area.  I think here I really began to understand innovation, vision, focus, determination and connection.

 

  Today, I am an artist,  visual and business consultant, creative agency owner, art-director, lead on concept and strategy and thoughtful photographer, in Santa Barbara, who specializes in using my medium to get closer to truth and goodness.   I create images, internal libraries of digital image content, media design, advertising, film, web development, visual content management and business.  The unique and purposeful collection of storytelling imagery shows what is important within the life of the business and the business's impact on our world.  

 

  If you have read this far, I thank you and I look forward to creating the perfect digital content for all of your personal or/and business needs.

 

 

Best Always,

 

Kara Block

 

 

 

 

   

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