Seth is the mastermind behind Karmathartic Studios, a photography studio specializing in commercial and editorial photography in NorthEast Florida. His impeccable images and especially his portraits made me curious about his work process, his inspiration and how he works with Tribe Archipelago.
1. Can you tell us more about you? Where are you from? What do you shoot?
I’m a wedding and portrait photographer and Florida native (ain’t many of us these days) and, although I’ve lived in and traveled to some of the most gorgeous spots, Seattle, Brooklyn, Portugal, Nepal, Belize, New Zealand, Northeast Florida will always be home.
2. What is your favorite lens to shoot with?
The Sigma 35 Art with its astonishingly crisp focus and dreamy bokeh.
3. Can you tell us how you have incorporated the Tribe Archipelago presets in your workflow? And what is your favorite pack to work with?
LXC 03 is now, among a handful of others, a goto preset, its muted greens and golden highlights, especially for natural settings with a lot of greenery, are just lovely. Love the Ryan Longnecker presets, too.
4. If you could photograph a wedding or do a shoot anywhere in the world, where it would be?
5. What is your favorite quote?
“I will not die an unlived life. I will not live in fear of falling or catching fire. I choose to inhabit my days, to allow my living to open me, to make me less afraid, more accessible, to loosen my heart until it becomes a wing, a torch, a promise. I choose to risk my significance; to live so that which came to me as seed goes to the next as blossom and that which came to me as blossom, goes on as fruit.” Dawna Markova
6. Do you have a recommendation for a book or a music album that you think people should know about?
The last book I read was McCullough’s Pulitzer Prize winning biography of John Adams. Also, Doris Kearns Goodwin’s Team of Rivals, about Abraham Lincoln and his cabinet. It’s near to impossible to understand our present national condition without understanding how we got here.
7. What is the best advice someone has ever given you?
8. What or who inspires you?
Where can we find you? Website, blog, Instagram, etc.
Thank you Seth!