International photographer Kareem Quow was born in Brooklyn, New York and is based in Atlanta, Georgia. He specializes in beauty, high fashion and conceptual photography he spent the beginning of his professional career working in the architectural field.
As a lover of varying mediums of artistic expressions, Kareem has always been passionate about the use of creativity in every aspect of his life. Along with his love for photography and knowledge, he is an accomplished retoucher, architect and poet.
Mr. Quow has earned the opportunity to work with a diverse and talented range of models, hair stylists, designers and makeup artists. His work has been featured in print and online fashion catalogs, book covers: Institute Magazine, Lucy's Magazine, iMUTE Magazine, Tinsel Tokyo Magazine, MOD Magazine, XEX Magazine, Flawless Magazine, Zen Magazine, Ellements Magazine, Elegant Magazine, AfroStyle Magazine, Devour Magazine, Honey Magazine, Fashion Calendars and the International Library of Photography, to name a few.
KQ Photography has been commissioned all over the world: New York, L.A, Miami, Atlanta, Canada, Germany, China, Indonesia, Paris, London, South America and the Caribbean. His style, lighting, selections of locations and concepts have brought his work much acclaim. His desire for growth is insatiable; Kareem continuously searches for innovative ideas and techniques to improve as an artist, and with every new project expand the limits of creativity even further.
The Foundation of Kareem’s signature style is influenced heavily by his art and architectural background. The use of sightlines, lighting, perspective, and composition help to guide his cameras aim. The imagery is influenced by contrasts of concepts and emotions: Sometimes cinematic: dark, moody and ominous, and at other times glowing, ethereal and serene. Though his subjects and technique change and invariably evolve his images still possess a style that is distinctly his own.
“I’m inspired by inspiration. My work is driven by the desire to spark interest in the subject matter by expressing it in a way that has not yet been realized, drawing attention to intention…Poetry, creating a piece of art with many layers…thus provoking a dialogue within myself and within the audience that delves many levels deeper than the superficial. I am from the school of thought that everything that can be done has been done; it’s my desire as an artist to present my subject in a distinct way, in order to yield an equal if not greater response from the audience, but more importantly from myself, for I am ultimately my toughest critic and though my profession is that of a photographer, it is more than a title, job or career… it’s part of my life as an artist…it is who I am it is what I love.”
-- Kareem Quow