Visible Essence
Karen Kuehn

Karen Kuehn is a photographic phenomenon with a natural ability to find the person behind the persona. Visible Essence captures the humor and the heart and soul of Kuehn's subjects with 100 color portraits ranging from a thong-clad hot dog vendor, to such luminaries as Steve Martin, Robert Downey Jr., Spike Lee, David Byrne, and Oprah Winfrey, among others. Music legend Peter Gabriel has agreed to write an essay to accompany Kuehn's photographs, and there will be extended commentary from many of the subjects themselves.