Karl Pfeiffer is a portrait and conceptual photographer based out of Northern Colorado.
Blending his talents in fine art, his interest in video, television, and movies, and his passion for those things epic, romantic, and mysterious about the world around him, Karl now concentrates most of his creative pursuits toward photography.
His primary focus and style revolves around blending the traditional sense of photography as a documentation of the world around us in a moment, with new technology that allows those images to be maniuplated toward the surreal and the impossible. It's here, he finds, that those things supernatural, mystical, Platonic, and meaninful can start to leak into images otherwise firmly based in the physical world grounded in light and shadow.
He finds this blending subtly in wedding photography and couples shoots, as well as more overtly, in his conceptual and portrait work.
His clients include album covers for Fearless Records and the bands BlessTheFall, My Enemies and I, The White Noise, and The Ghoulies. He does book and cover design for his own novels as well as for the novelist Jude Fawley. His portfolio also includes portrait work for the web network The Dark Zone, as well as cast members from Ghost Hunters, Kindred Spirits, Ghost Mine, and Ghost Hunters International, as well as advertising for The Stanley Hotel and the Ghost Hunter Cruise.
Karl is always excited to take on new projects, whether in the traditional realm of portrait and wedding photos, or the non-traditional, where you may be interested in those thin places where reality breaks down. If you believe he might be the right fit for you, feel free to reach out!
Karl Pfeiffer is the author of the novel Hallowtide, which he released in 2012 after seven years of writing. The story comes alive through an ear for poetic language and a combining of Jungian Philosophy and echoes of classic descent narratives with the modern day psychological thriller.
He followed up his debut a year later, in 2013, with the short story collection Into a Sky Below, Forever, which examines the thin places that form between our reality, and the worlds of ideals, horrors, and the sublime.
For the past few years, Karl has been working on an experimental novel called Amarricages, that documents a family's bouts with possession and reality documentary television, and a non-fiction work that delves into the philosophy and science of paranormal investigation, tentatively titled The Record of Dead Religions.
Release schedules for these books are still undetermined.