Elisabeth Caren's passion for story telling began around seven years old when she started directing and producing "plays" for her family after dinner at holiday gatherings with her younger brothers and cousins as the cast and crew.
Having grown up in Los Angeles, Elisabeth chose to brave East Coast winters during her college years and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater and Film Studies from Boston University's College of Fine Arts. Elisabeth began working in film development and production for acclaimed filmmakers such as Barry Sonnenfeld, David Friendly and Kathryn Bigelow. Her belief in the significance of image paved the way to a transition into entertainment publicity marketing where she worked with award winning filmmakers and iconic global brands.
Elisabeth started her career as a unit stills photographer on set for film and television as well as entertainment reportage for the Associated Press, all the while making commissioned portraits and creating personal work. Elisabeth’s ten years of experience in the entertainment industry and especially in public relations and marketing before photography, has given her tremendous insight into her clients' photographic needs now.
Fueled by the desire to capture an individual's unique beauty, Elisabeth loves the exclusive exchange with each subject and the collaboration with the other artists involved with creating the image. Elisabeth is especially drawn to theatrical or narrative portraiture.
Elisabeth's fine art work has been exhibited in Basel, Switzerland, London, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Toronto and San Francisco.
Many of the themes found in her fine art revolve around the society’s changing perception of gender roles, identity, and marriage from a feminist point of view, and what it means to feel free to be oneself, which stem from her experience of having been in a traditional marriage to a man for several years and then surprisingly falling in love with a woman, now her wife, who has been her partner for 12 years and have a son. Based in Los Angeles, she spends as much time as she can in New York and Paris.