By Matthew Wright
Photographed by Karen Pearson
In 2002, I started dating a fashion photographer named Karen Pearson. That’s when I started to experience life through the captured moment. I learned there was a depth of feeling that could be experienced, even discovered, through the lens of the camera.
Over the years I’ve spent a lot of time with Karen’s work, first in our flirtations in the photo lab or while sharing coffee as we pored over contact sheets.
Later, with our feet propped on her desk as she edited her way through 1,200 digital images from a recent shoot, I remember trying to learn what she was looking for in a photo.
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