Manda Kar


“Nostalgic. Off-the-beaten-path. Inclusive. Hand-made. Honest.”


Hey I’m Manda! These are words from those I’ve created for, their combined experience. It says a lot about everything here.

Someone once told me “fantasy” and “photojournalism” are counterintuitive opposites. To that I say, “Well, why?” It makes perfect sense for those of us whose lives are a total mix of imagination and authenticity. As much as I love conjuring magic, I also love the truest of true moments that bring forth humanity. Portraits should never be superficial. It’s deeper than photography.

I think creative people should use their power to empower others. That is what excites me.

You might find me sipping a cortado while sketching my next retrofantasy fashion design. I enjoy writing about humanity and channeling my inner Indiana Jones, discovering old books and artifacts (in some cases creating them).

I’m a subtle geek, but when you pop that balloon it really explodes. Tempt me with wizardry, science fiction, anything vintage… you’re bound to get more than you bargained for.


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Honesty rocks. Five ways I’m completely transparent as your photographer:


1. If you’re wacky or traditional, nerdy or not, black, white, rainbow or dragon… if you’re being yourselves, I accept you totally and encourage you recklessly.

2. Pricing for events: $200 per hour. Simple. No hidden things. Cuz those suck. I’m listening…

3. I ethically work to promote confidence and self love by not editing bodies. I love yours the way it comes to me.

4. High res unmarked images. Many of you are creators too. I get it, and we can work with that!

5. A book in the hand is worth a hundred pics on a cloud. I like books. Antiqued tomes, This-Is-Our-Personality, museum treasure kinda stuff. I admit to my agenda: Creating an amazing album that says This Is Us, not This Is Template… one you can’t find anywhere nor make yourself. No obligations, but I get excited to become your personal archivist. I leap at sketching concepts for you. N’kay, so what’s an album cost me?


I love showing behind the scenes of client makes as I’m making them, and they seem to like that too.

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