Originally from New York, Lynn graduated from Pratt Institute. She has an impressive list of employers and clients over her four-decade career shooting fashion for WWD and W as 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, Design New England, Better Homes & Gardens, Garden Design, Organic Gardening and England’s Gardens Illustrated.
Sole photographer of three award winning garden/lifestyle books, she now adds fine art photography to the mix. Lynn’s new body of work is purely personal. It is about the obvious but often overlooked beauty of the harvest. Visits to photograph at local Maine farmers markets and Chase’s Daily, a farm-to-table restaurant, 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 high level. Two years later Lynn expanded her search of subject to fruits, flowers, mushrooms and artisan cheeses.
Lynn triumphs in showing her reverence for the remarkable colors and forms in the garden. “The Pedestal Series” evoke, through beauty that is also sustenance, a sense of connectedness to this planet. Her limited edition prints are held by corporate and private collectors throughout the US and Europe.
All images © Lynn Karlin and 555 Gallery