An initial career as a research chemist financed Karen Frenkel’s real passion for travel, the outdoors and landscape photography. With a move back to her native Derbyshire in 1993 and inspired by the beautiful scenery of the Peak District, her landscape photography skills were developed further. Following the success of many picture sales both to the public and publishers, in 1996 she started a full time career in landscape photography. She prefers to specialise in the wilder landscapes and like to capture the real atmosphere of a scene, particularly in bad weather and dramatic light.
Besides writing general features and walking guidebooks, I’ve produced leaflets, annual reports and in-house magazines for public sector organisations and charities. Over the years, my clients have included the Campaign to Protect Rural England, English Nature, Ordnance Survey, and the Environment Agency. I specialise in outdoor recreation, rural and environmental issues.
Photographer for: Peak Villages (Halsgrove, 2002); Little Longstone into the New Millennium 2002; Rambler’s Guide to the Peak District (HarperCollins, 2000 – highly commended in OWG photographic award 2001). Contributed to the photographic illustration of Wonders Of the Peak District (Reader’s Digest, 2000), Peakland Christmas (Halsgrove, 2002) and Frith’s Books (Derbyshire, 2003/4).