Local Venice Artist Karen Goulekas has been a Photo Artist for years but her day job as a Visual Effects Supervisor kept getting in the way.
With a lot of big studio films now being made outside of California it gave her the free time to pursue photography. Her first two photo series came about while on location for Looper, an indie film starring Bruce Willis. The first series “Abandoned”, features photos taken in post-Katrina New Orleans at an old Sugar Mill and a vacated Six Flags theme park. “It was the creepiest place I’ve ever been. Everybody had guns” she said while relating an unsettling encounter with four armed men in a pickup truck who were alligator hunting amongst the old deserted rides.  Read More >

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