— Learn a little more about why I choose photography as my art.
My name is Karlee Friesen and my love for photography started when I was young. I am originally from Vancouver but spent my childhood in Encinitas, California. Despite my love for the ocean and Acai Bowls, I decided to go to the University of British Columbia Okanagan where I received my Bachelor of Science in Zoology after four long years of being a full-time student and working part-time. Even though I majored in Zoology, I took every Gender and Women Studies class that I could get into. I worked in my field for just over a year when I decided I needed a break and soon found work at a local camera store where I finally was able to get back into photography. I currently reside in Victoria, BC with my partner pursuing artistic endeavors before venturing back into the world of academia.