A still from the Sigma Global movie 'Made in Aizu'

Available to view here.

Introduced to photography at a young age, some of Karl's earliest memories are of developing black and white images with his father in their darkroom. Karl has now been a professional photographer for a number of years and soon evolved his own distinctive style, the "visual mantra", which is underpinned by Japanese influences and focuses on composition and the importance of negative space. Karl applies this approach to the fields of landscape, fine art, documentary and travel photography, creating a cohesive look and feel across diverse subject matter. With a degree in conservation, Karl has a particular interest in the natural world and finds it is often the ecological detail that intrigues and that is equally important as the stunning vistas in evoking emotion and capturing the mood of a location. 

Karl is an internationally exhibited artist and has been featured in many notable publications, including Black + White Photography magazine, the LEE Filters Xposure magazine, Landscape Photography Magazine and OnLandscape magazine. Karl is an ambassador for Benro UK, LEE Filters and Fig Bags. Having also worked with many other leading  manufacturers, including Induro tripods, Phase One and Manfrotto.

Available for commissions, he also runs bespoke workshops for photographers of all levels and regularly collaborates with the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, leading group workshops and photo-walks.

Photographic career:-

2020 'Where Ravens Soar' - featured in Black + White Photography magazine; issue 244.

2020 LEE Filters Master Photographer

2020 Featured photographer for the SIGMA Global lens catalogue

2020 Visiting Professor at Musashino Art University, Tokyo (13-19th September).

2019 Featured photographer for the SIGMA Global lens catalogue

2018 Featured in SIGMA Global movie "Made in Aizu"

2018 Fig Bags Ambassador

2018 Supported by LEE filters

2018 Featured in SIGMA SEIN Vol.8

2018 Spoke at the Photography Show - Behind the Lens stage

2018 Benro Pro Partner

2017 Linhof Affiliate

2017 Featured in Black + White Photography Magazine

2017 Exhibited in Beijing for Sigma SEIN Expo

2017 Moorsview exhibition at the Joe Cornish Galleries

2017 SIGMA UK Ambassador

2017 Spoke at the Photography Show - Behind the Lens stage.

2016 Phase One, Capture One Ambassador

2016 Induro tripods Ambassador

2016 Featured LEE Filters Exposure magazine

2015 Shortlisted for Black + White Photographer of the year

2015 Moorsview exhibition at the Joe Cornish Galleries















© 2015 by Karl Holtby