As a member of a line of renowned artists, Karl Girardet brings a cosmopolitan artistic background to the combined fields of photography and digital photomanipulation. His experience with painting, in particular airbrush painting, has carried over to his photographic style, which pays particular attention to color, light, and texture. The effect of Girardet’s generous post-processing helps capture the drama and narrative from his world travels and serves as an effective tool to translate the artist’s perspective on the landscapes and cityscapes he explores.
Girardet’s compositional eye tends towards a striking sense of zeitgeist, where the sense of “place” is more than the natural figures in the camera’s lens. In each of Girardet’s photos, there is a story, a mystery, and a sense of possibility. In particular, the use of camera blur helps create a sense of timelessness, particularly where urban and natural landscapes meet. His sense of mystery speaks to the impenetrability of many world edifices while the ephemeral timelessness suggests the importance of photography in chronicling and elucidating shared experience.