Originally from NYC, Lynn graduated from Pratt Institute. She lived the farm-to-table experience for 8 years after moving to a farm in Maine in 1983 and photographing her life living with the seasons. She has an impressive list of employers and clients over her four-decade career shooting fashion for WWD and Was the first woman staff photographer, as well as photographing gardens, food and interiors for Country Living magazine, House Beautiful, The New York Times Magazine, New York Magazine, Coastal Living, Gourmet, Design New England, BH&G, Garden Design, Organic Gardening, British Gardens Illustrated, Rizzoli Books, The Clean Program, L.L.Bean, Swans Island Company, Rockport Granite and Zest magazine.
Sole photographer of three award-winning garden/lifestyle books, she now adds fine art photography to the mix and works with clients in the food world. Lynn's body of work is purely personal. It is about the obvious but often overlooked beauty of the harvest. Visits to photograph at local Maine farmer's markets took a new direction when she brought a stunning purple cauliflower back to her studio and placed it on an old white pedestal by an east-facing window, honoring vegetables by literally placing them on a higher level. Lynn triumphs in showing her reverence for the remarkable colors and forms in the garden. “The Pedestal Series” and “The Tray Series” evoke, through beauty that is also sustenance, a sense of connectedness to this planet. She has also added simple man-made kitchen objects in her still lifes again showing good design can be found everywhere if you take the time to really look.
Lynn‘s newest portrait series “Still Lives: Stories in Profile” takes on human subjects this time and shows the side that is often not seen and observed—the profile. "Photographing a person in profile is like discovering that person all over again."
Lynn‘s limited edition prints are available at galleries and select shops and are held by corporate and private collectors throughout the US and Europe.
"One day, I discovered an incredibly beautiful purple cauliflower at the Belfast farmers' market (Maine), brought it to my studio to photograph, and my life took another turn," she said.”
~ Lynn Karlin