Dirk Karsten is an internationally acclaimed Dutch photographer.
Dirk Karsten, an internationally acclaimed Dutch photographer and commercial film director, has worked successfully in many different fields: automotive, energy, lighting, food and drink, and hospitality. His images have won close to 300 awards and accolades from Art Director Clubs and Media Awards around the world. Including Gold from the Italian Art Directors Club for best photography, Clio awards, and several Gold / Silver awards for the Lucie Awards.
His name appears on the cover and in every issue of the 200 Best Advertising Photographers Worldwide and he has been published in the prestigious annuals of Communication Arts, Photo Graphs, Lürzer’s Archive, and many more.
Dirk’s personal perspective of space and form remains descriptive and realistic yet draws the onlooker into a timeless ambiance. In recent years Karsten’s interest has moved more and more from advertising to art photography. His work can be seen in several contemporary Art galleries, a One Man Show in Oman, Art Marbella, a show of his work in Seoul, South Korea, and several others. In 2019 he was invited to show his work at the Venice Biennale.
Karsten lives and works in Amsterdam and Miami. When he is not taking photographs or directing commercials he can be found mentoring young aspiring photographers or lecturing on visual communication.