At work the other day I was looking at the most recent Penn State University Press catalog. The cover has an interesting photo of an interior with a bird, rabbit, turtle and a fox all standing within a luxurious interior. It amused me and I thought, "this photographer is someone I have to look up."
That night I was reading the NYT and came across photos that looked similar and yes they were by the same photographer, Karen Knorr. Karen Knorr is an American photographer living in London. She has an interesting background as she was born in Germany and grew up in Puerto Rico and then went to art school in Paris and London.
Ms. Knorr took an interest in architecture and lavish interiors at a young age. When she lived with her parents in London it was in Belgravia, home to some of England’s richest.
You can read an interview with Karen Knorr here in the New York Times' article, Karen Knorr’s Photography, an Ironic Sense of Place.
She also has a new book out called, The Breathless Zoo: Taxidermy and the Culture of Longing, and a show at the Danziger Gallery in New York City.