Karsten Shein


Who Am I?

Picture of me with a monk seal
I've been a photographer for most of my life. Even as a kid, I was hooked on capturing the beauty that nature set before me. Only later did I understand that I was creating more than an image, I was visually describing the essence of a moment in time. 

Though I live in the mountains of western North Carolina and am surrounded by abundant natural subjects, I've been an avid scuba diver since I was 11, and it seems only natural to combine two of my passions. 

Please check out my gallery. You'll find much more than underwater imagery. I love to photograph all aspects of the natural and built world. I also have a great time photographing the fantasy world of mermaids and cosplay.

If you like what you see, you can purchase high quality, limited-edition prints directly. You can also contact me with any questions, publishing licenses, or special requests.

Thanks for visiting!