Kara Mercer is a commercial and editorial photographer and art director based in Seattle, Washington. She specializes in developing content for fashion, travel, and lifestyle brands. 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.
Today, her work has been featured in several magazines, Huffpost, Buzzfeed, FujiFilm, and more.
Social Media Strategy
Mentoring & Workshops
Educator & Speaker
Adobe Creative LIve
Fujifilm GFX launch 2017
B & H Optics 2017 : June 4th NYC
Forest & Falls : April 2018
Ona Bags 2014 & 2017
Filson/Dyer & Jenkins/ Nesttogether
Zeitgeist Juxt Darkroom Exhibit : January 2014
Buzzfeed : 2015 & 2017
Go Live HQ 2013
Junebug Weddings & Green Wedding Shoes
Photographer's FORUM Magazine