About The Lady Behind The Lens
Kara Mercer is a commercial and editorial photographer and art director based on the West Coast. She specializes in developing content for fashion, travel, and lifestyle brands from around the globe. Known for her use of light and her eye for creative direction, Kara believes every image should stand strongly on its own while also contributing a unique yet complementary voice when serving as part of a collection. Her work is influenced as much by minimalism and thought-provoking conversations as it is by contemporary studies in human psychology and the emotive, sometimes ethereal feel of romanticism. With these influences, she seamlessly combines playful narratives with a timeless aesthetic for commercial media campaigns (print and digital) and editorial work.
Mentoring & Workshops
Madewell, Cuyana, Filson, Iams, Conde Nast, Adobe, Suntory Whisky, Ebay, Ona Bags, Everlane, Tour Alaska, Lands End, Dyer & Jenkins, Larsson & Jennings, Kaarem Clothing, Honest Tea, Homepolish, Visit Faroe Islands, Visit Jordan, J. Crew, GLDN jewelry, Zappos, Blundstone, Sorel, Coclico, Citizens of Humanity, Vereverto, Miranda Bennett Studio, Ilana Kohn, Howard 11, Bryr Studio, and a member of Matador Network , Stocksy, Prints.ly & Offset Images.