Karr's prolific creative work has brought him to the forefront of his craft, with visuals that reveal a highly tuned sense of style, fashion, art, and narrative storytelling.
A native of Seattle, Washington, Karr received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Washington State University. Moving to Los Angeles he attended the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. He went on to capture in photographs the reality of the extraordinary characters that he encountered in the depths of Los Angeles. His painters technique was highly original, the images shockingly beautiful - an important new visual artist burst upon the scene.
While honoring his photographic skills, he grew fascinated by the possibilities of moving images. The promise of his early work led to Karr being asked to direct Marilyn Manson's "Sweet Dreams." The resulting piece drew immediate and broad commercial attention, and served to propel both Manson and kart into the forefront of the visual rock world. He was immediately in demand to work with other top artists.
Dean Karr's photography continues to receive international recognition. His numerous commercial print campaigns include: Universal Studios, Sebastian Hair Products (P&G), Tommy Hilfiger, Busch Gardens, and the National Ad Council. Karr's art photography is highly prized by collectors worldwide. He has been the subject of exhibitions at museums and galleries, including: Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Art Modern Gallery, Moscow; Institute of Actual Art, Kiev.