At the age of 16 when her uncle lent his Spotmatic Pentax 35mm camera to try, Karen Cohen got one of her own and knew what she was going to do and be. After high school, she enrolled in the Professional Photography Course at the Germain School of Photography, WTC, NYC, and completed her two year certification.
Two years of training turned into decades of working behind the lenses of cameras and enlargers. Darkroom printing was her passion and livelihood back in her early days. Weddings & studio portraits paid well. She adopted the moniker, k.b.shoots, and her after-dark adventures as a freelance photographer in the 80’s and 90’s led her deep into the punk rock world. The pay was practically nothing but she entered all the hottest nightclubs on her press pass: Studio 54, Max’s Kansas City, capturing every event in analog film which she processed and printed in her basement darkroom.
In 2012, New Jersey’s Aquarian Weekly Magazine, which featured stories and photographs by k.b.shoots, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s permanent library/archives in Cleveland, Ohio.
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